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Research-based strategies for turning around low-performing schools!This valuable text combines the latest research with a national study of diverse schools that dramatically increased student achievement by implementing key strategies and reallocating resources.

The Stimulus for Change and the Educational Change Process
The stimulus for change and the educational change process

It is clear that the public, policymakers, parents, the business community, and most educators want large improvements in public education. We often are asked what it takes to get the education system focused on an agenda of improving student performance. The kinds of questions asked include the following: Why do schools or districts begin the process to double performance? What triggers or stimulates places to take on these achievement challenges? What can we do to focus the district and each school concerning the need to increase student performance overall and close the achievement gap?

We also are asked about the change process involved in responding to these performance pressures. ...

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