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Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform - Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, a national network of school reform leaders from nine U.S. cities (Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia and Seattle), provides information on its Web site about school-based budgeting and site-based management. Visitors to the site are able to view lessons learned in school-based budgeting, budgeting resources, a budget bill of rights for school governance councils and a literature review of site-based managementís successes....

Center on Educational Governance - This interdisciplinary center unites faculty from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, the Marshall School of Business, and the School of Policy, Planning and Development. It focuses on the link between educational governance and school performance with the goal of improving the productivity of education systems. The main activities of the center are: (1) basic research aimed at building new theories about what makes schools work, (2) action research to provide educators, parents and policymakers with new tools and strategies for managing schools effectively, and (3) dissemination focused on facilitating the use of research to improve educational practice....

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