This report analyzes four public school districts in Texas to understand how academic improvement can be realized in districts with racially diverse, low-income populations. Through interviews with various stakeholders, classroom observations, and document reviews, the authors identify features that characterized these successful school districts. Findings were organized into five themes: state context of accountability for achievement and equity, local equity catalysts, ethical response of district leadership, district transformation, and everyday equity.
Equity-Driven Achievement-Focused School Districts
CCRS Center Publication
Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas