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Author Duke, Daniel Linden.
Title The little school system that could : transforming a city school district / Daniel L. Duke.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2008]

Series Suny series, educational leadership
SUNY series in educational leadership.
Subject School improvement programs -- Virginia -- Manassas Park -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- Virginia -- Manassas Park -- Case studies.
Educational change -- Virginia -- Manassas Park -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 171 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-166) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Introduction -- Ch. 2 Birth of a School System -- Ch. 3 Improbable Choice for an Impossible Job -- Ch. 4 Excellence Begins Early -- Ch. 5 Foundation for Sustained Success -- Ch. 6 Maturing Culture of High Achievement -- Ch. 7 Future Full of Questions -- Ch. 8 Understanding the Process of School System Transformation -- Ch. 9 Significance of Manassas Park's Transformation.
Summary "The Little School System That Could is a story about transformation. In 1995, equipped with not much more than a vision of the quality education that urban students deserved, Tom DeBolt, the new superintendent of the Manassas Park School System, set into motion a series of reforms that transformed the district. By 2005 every school was accredited, passing rates on state tests had doubled, and the school system was attracting national attention. Daniel L. Duke examines the district's ten-year turnaround, from four organizational perspectives and addresses the critical role of professional and political leadership in overcoming the challenges of low morale, scarce resources, changing demographics, and dysfunctional school-community relations." --Book Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435641280 (electronic bk.)
1435641280 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 225163507
Additional Format Print version: Duke, Daniel Linden. Little school system that could. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2008 9780791473795 (DLC) 2007024542 (OCoLC)145396469