Rethinking School Improvement: The Case for Networked Improvement Communities
by Jesse Senechal, Ph.D. (Spring 2015)
This project was evaluated by MERC and a report published by MERC for Bridging Richmond.
Despite the heated debates that have surrounded K-12 school reform over the past several decades, there is a relatively consistent understanding across a wide range of stakeholders about the fundamental nature of the problem. Whether expressed by teachers, school leaders, policy makers, educational interest groups or educational researchers, at the heart of most school reform arguments are common concerns about student achievement, engagement and success especially in relation to differences in outcomes across racial/ethnic and socio-economic groups.