From Tinkering to Transformation: Strengthening School District Central Office Performance

Honig, Meredith I.
June 2013
AEI Outlook Series;Jun2013, p1
The article focuses on the need for U.S. school district central office to improve their performance as mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. One impact of a lack of central office leadership is lumbering or failing reform efforts at single schools. Functions of central offices are limited to compliance and curriculum adoption and development activities. A strategy that may be used is to downsize or eliminate central offices to allow schools to operate independently.


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