Book | 2009

Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Montgomery County Public Schools

by Stacey M. Childress, Dennis Doyle and David A. Thomas

Abstract

Leading for Equity tells the compelling story of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools and its transformation—in less than a decade—into a system committed to breaking the links between race and class and academic achievement. In chapters organized around six core themes, the authors lay out the essential elements of MCPS'success. They identify key lessons other districts can draw from MCPS's experience and offer a framework for applying them. A dramatic departure from "business as usual," MCPS has won nationwide attention as a compelling model for tackling the achievement and opportunity issues that confront our nation as a whole.

Keywords: Transformation; Education; Leadership; Organizational Change and Adaptation; Performance Improvement; Social Issues;

Citation:

Childress, Stacey M., Dennis Doyle, and David A. Thomas. Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2009. (Foreword by David Gergen.)