This report offers evidence that district-level involvement is essential in supporting and advancing school-by-school reform efforts, despite the notion that districts inhibit effective change. Using survey data and 4-year case studies of three districts undergoing reform in California, the report shows how districts affect the progress of school reform and how districts can overcome difficulties associated with meaningful school change.
Reforming Districts: How Districts Support School Reform
CCRS Center Publication
Center for Study of Teaching and Policy