Michael Fullan and other notable experts present a cohesive model of tri-level reform—school, district, and state educators collaborating to build and strengthen capacity for change.

Transforming High Schools: Lessons Learned from Recent Reforms

Transforming high schools: Lessons learned from recent reforms
Pedro A.Noguera

As educators have experimented and grappled with various strategies for raising student achievement, it has become increasingly clear that we face our biggest challenges in our efforts to improve public high schools. Steeped in tradition and reliant on practices that have long outlived their usefulness, many of our nation's high schools are in dire need of reform, but so far, many efforts have proved unsuccessful at transforming this venerable American institution. While there are numerous examples of elementary schools that have been turned around—from low performing to high achieving schools—there are relatively few examples of high schools that have undergone a similar transformation.

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