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Document Number: 5794

Restructuring Schools in Chester Upland, Pennsylvania: An Analysis of State Restructuring Efforts - According to this report, by all accounts, school restructuring in Chester Upland School District is an example of how not to restructure. When a state intervenes to restructure schools, it must also dictate the particulars and thereafter monitor implementation. In Pennsylvania, the state pressed for privatization but did not follow through to ensure the privatization model negotiated was tenable. Nevertheless, almost in spite of everything that has occurred in the district, nearly all the schools have demonstrated some academic gains. While these gains have been limited, they are nonetheless encouraging. Available online are the case study and policy brief. (Lauren Morando Rhim, Education Commission of the States, January 2005) ...
Author: Lauren Morando Rhim
Publisher: ECS

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