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Children Achieving: Introduction to the Case Studies

These seven cases are the product of several years of study of three elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools that are part of the Philadelphia School District and were part of the Children Achieving Challenge systemic reform which began in 1996. Through numerous school visits, researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) and Research for Action (RFA) took the pulse of the Children Achieving reform, and gathered a sense of how the reformers' vision and strategies were interpreted by those implementing it at the ground level. Each case study tells a story that raises interesting questions. Discussions about decisions made and actions taken may help future school leaders as they prepare to tackle the kinds of situations these cases outline.

Publication Date

January 2011