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Focus on Governance in K-12 Education: Local-Level Models - America has roughly 15,000 local boards of education, with nearly 95,000 school board members. Although education governance structures differ from state to state, local education leaders local boards and board members shape the vision of local school systems by managing the implementation of education standards, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of school system operations. This paper provides a snapshot of what local-level K-12 governance looks like in Southern Regional Education Board states. (Asenith Dixon, Southern Regional Education Board, February 2009)...

Strengthening the Work of School Boards in Pennsylvania - This paper argues that the trend of school reform that started in 1983 has been too focused at the federal and state level, neglecting the importance of local school governance. The authors contend that more effort should now be spent defining roles and improving the effectiveness of local school boards and their members in Pennsylvania. (The Education Policy and Leadership Center, March 2004) ...

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