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Document Number: 6747

Decentralized Decisionmaking for Schools - This paper argues that interest in site-based decision making referred to as decentralized decisionmaking for schools (DDS) in this report is on the rise, fueled by state and federal accountability systems placing pressure on school-level leaders to improve student performance. The paper summarizes the history of DDS, in addition to discussing: (1) why to revive DDS, (2) how today's conditions are more conducive to DDS and (3) how to create conditions for successful implementation of DDS. (Janet S. Hansen and Marguerite Roza, RAND, 2005)...

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