New Publication Showcases Strategies that Deepen School Improvement

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2016 •

In a field where so many attempts at school reform are isolated, fragmented and short-lived, Essential Approaches for Excellence & Sustainable School System Transformation is a new resource for education leaders to build capacity for systemic change for equity and excellence for all students. The publication was developed by the Equity-Centered Capacity Building Network (ECCBN), a network of 11 expert organizations from across the country. The network was formed to unite their work to increase the impact of capacity-building approaches that promote deep and sustainable school and systems change.

Dr. Bradley Scott, retired director of IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, wrote about the history, impact, current state of and possibilities with regional equity assistance centers around the country, in the chapter, “The Regional Equity Assistance Centers – Fifty Years And Counting: Forging Civil-Rights-Based Technical Assistance to Serve All Students by Building Equity-Centered Capacity in Public Schools.”

Essential Approaches for Excellence & Sustainable School System Transformation is available free online at: Additional resources will be added over time.

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