Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County Public Schools provides a comprehensive look at the district’s reform efforts over the last decade to increase achievement for all students while closing the achievement gap. The text is a guide designed to assist other school districts engaged in the critical work of education reform.
In addition to "Leading for Equity," Harvard University faculty and researchers have produced several case studies over the last four years that provide detailed insights about the MCPS reform journey.
Praise for the Book
Purchase the Book
The book is available for purchase from Harvard Education Press. (external site)
Forty-five percent of the royalties from sales of Leading for Equity will support scholarships through the MCPS Educational Foundation.
Pathway to College Readiness
Seven Keys to College Readiness - MCPS has created this educational campaign to help teachers, students and families know what it takes to be prepared to be successful in college.
Describes the early thinking behind the Red Zone/Green Zone strategy and offers examples of schools that took different approaches to improving performance.
Discusses the MCPS leadership team’s efforts to address the district’s achievement gap prior to 2005.
Continues the story of the district’s efforts to “raise the bar and close the gap” from 2005 – 2007.
Follows the actions of a new leader and his team as they transform a high-poverty school from the brink of state takeover in 2004 to winner of Maryland’s Blue Ribbon Award in 2008.
These case studies are available for free download with permission of the Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. The Harvard Business School published a case on the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education and it is available for purchase. HBS will publish a case on the turnaround of Broad Acres Elementary School and it will be available later this summer.
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