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School Restructuring in Philadelphia: Management Lessons from 2002 to 2005 PDF - Hiring education management organizations (EMOs) to operate public schools is one of multiple options districts can pursue under the sanctions prescribed by No Child Left Behind. This ECS Policy Brief summarizes a case study of the Partnership School Model, providing examples of lessons learned regarding: (1) the application and contract process, (2) the transition to new management and (3) the management of multiple EMO contracts. Recurring themes and recommendations that emerged from this case study include: (1) transparency builds credibility, (2) managing contracts required planning, (3) a functional infrastructure is required to manage contracts and (4) explicit accountability must be built into contracts. Also available online is the case study. (Lauren Morando Rhim, Education Commission of the States, September 2005)...

State Takeovers and Reconstitutions MS Word - Many policymakers, educators and parents are deeply concerned about the performance of the nation's public schools. To ensure school districts, schools, administrators, teachers and students meet acceptable performance levels, many states and school districts are implementing a variety of accountability policies. Two of the more controversial ones are state takeovers and reconstitutions. (Todd Ziebarth, Education Commission of the States, March 2004)...

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