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A decade of urban school reform

A decade of urban school reform

persistence and progress in the Boston Public Schools

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Published by Harvard Education Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Urban -- Massachusetts -- Boston.,
  • Public schools -- Massachusetts -- Boston.,
  • Schools -- Massachusetts -- Boston.,
  • School improvement programs -- Massachusetts -- Boston.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-296) and index.

    Statementedited by S. Paul Reville with Celine Coggins.
    ContributionsReville, S. Paul., Coggins, Celine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLC5133.B6 D43 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 319 p. :
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22664344M
    ISBN 109781891792380, 9781891792373
    LC Control Number2006939813

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