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Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

1996

CPRE Policy Briefs

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The Bumpy Road To Education Reform, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden, Jennifer O'Day Jun 1996

The Bumpy Road To Education Reform, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden, Jennifer O'Day

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs Identifies five challenges that confront educators and policymakers as they develop higher standards and other policies and structures to support improved student and teacher learning. It also describes strategies used by a few states and localities to address some of these challenges.

The brief draws on findings of a three-year study of standards-based reform conducted by CPRE researchers in California, Michigan and Vermont. In each state, researchers conducted case studies of four schools in two districts reputed to be active in reform and capable of supporting education reform. Although the sample is small, the ...