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“It Could Get Ugly . . . ”

Oakland’s School Board Fights to Maintain Reform Momentum While Faced with a Massive Fiscal Crisis
Richard Fossey, Donald R. McAdams, and Dan Katzir

“‘It Could Get Ugly . . . ’ Oakland’s School Board Fights to Maintain Reform Momentum While Faced with a Massive Fiscal Crisis” portrays a district that has been in financial and academic disarray for more than a decade, so much so that bruising audits, state overseers, and near-loss of local governing authority seem de rigueur.

Access or Quality?

Decision Making on Education in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya
Michelle Bellino, Sarah Dryden-Peterson

Set in a refugee camp in Kenya, this case’s protagonist is an education officer struggling to promote educational access and quality for refugee children in an ever-changing organizational setting. 

Building Parent Leadership Through Community Organizing

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Parent Mentor Program in Chicago
Soo Hong, Mark R. Warren, and Karen L. Mapp

This case describes a program through which Latina parents become educational activists and change agents in neighborhood schools.

Challenges to Implementing Innovation and Accountability in Denver

Elizabeth Micci and Katherine Merseth

Challenges to Implementing Innovation and Accountability in Denver describes the context of the Denver Public Schools from 2010 to 2018 and the efforts of school leaders to implement a management strategy that would provide all students in this diverse district access to an excellent education.

Citizen Schools

Monica C. Higgins, Allen S. Grossman, Paola Peacock Friedrich

Citizen Schools is an education non-profit committed to designing, implementing, and scaling solutions to close achievement gaps with urban school districts.

Creating Global Citizens in the City of Brotherly Love

Independence Charter School—Case A
E. B. O’Donnell

The purpose of this case is to show that global studies can enhance the overall academic experience for students, and it does not have to take away from the rigor or comprehensiveness of a standard curriculum.

Data Wise at Poe Middle School in San Antonio, Texas

Kathryn Parker Boudett

The case focuses on how a team of educators from Edgar Alan Poe Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) began integrating the Data Wise Improvement Process (DWIP) into the collaborative culture at their school.

Developing Bilingual Global Citizens in the City of Brotherly Love

Independence Charter School—Case B
E. B. O’Donnell

The purpose of this case is to show that adopting a global studies or global citizenship curriculum means that the entire culture of the school must live out those ideals

Dignitas Project (A)

Monica Higgins, Lissa V. Young, and Bristol Charrow

An educational entrepreneur lays the groundwork for creating a community-based educational organization in Kenya.

Dignitas Project (B)

Monica Higgins, Lissa V. Young, and Bristol Charrow

The founders of a community-based educational organization in Kenya prepare a participatory needs assessment.

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