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Big Buildings, Small Schools: Using a Small Schools Strategy for High School Reform

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Abstract:
This policy report describes emerging efforts by communities such as Boston, Oakland, New York City, and Sacramento to convert large, comprehensive high schools into "education complexes" made up of multiple autonomous small schools under one roof. The authors draw on strategies these communities are undertaking to explore implementation issues concerning school-level autonomies, governance, and leadership of high school reform at the district level. They also delve into the challenges "central office" leaders face in managing a system of learning options that offers a broad range of choices for students and parents. This publication was developed in partnership with Jobs for the Future. Published 2004 by Jobs For The Future. Author(s): Lili Allen, Adria Steinberg ,

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"Big Buildings, Small Schools: Using a Small Schools Strategy for High School Reform" (2004). The Education Alliance at Brown University. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.26300/zzrm-d220

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  • The Education Alliance at Brown University

    This collection holds materials from the Education Alliance at Brown University. The Education Alliance was a reform support organization committed to advancing equitable educational opportunities that prepare all student populations to succeed in the 21st century. From 1975-2021, the Alliance …
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