The Other Half of the Strategy: Following Up on System Reform by Innovating with Schooling

Report · February 2008 · By Ted Kolderie

System-level reforms like standards, accountability, choice and chartering make it more necessary for schools to succeed with learning. But these reforms do not by themselves affect achievement. Kids learn from what they read, see, hear and do. So success in the effort at improvement requires capitalizing now on the system-level changes with a major effort to create new forms of school.

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