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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.

Linking School Finance Adequacy to Doubling Performance1
Linking school finance adequacy to doubling performance

From the district and school perspectives, it is good to know what works and to know that schools and districts can restructure themselves around a more powerful instructional-improvement process, such as the examples provided in previous chapters in this book, and allocate or reallocate the resources they have towards those new strategies. At some point in implementing new instructional-improvement strategies, districts and schools must address the reality of whether they have sufficient or adequate resources to deploy all elements of what they anticipate will be more effective strategies. Once these fiscal issues are confronted, systems begin raising the school finance adequacy question.

Indeed, over the last several years, states and the school-finance-policy-and-practice communities ...

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