- Leading a District to Scale
- Access to the General Education Curriculum for Every Student
- item #: 14
- 32 min
The Problem of Scale
The problem of scale is what Elmore describes as “innovations that require large scale changes in the core of educational practice.” He argues it seldom occurs and it seldom lasts very long. The Schaumburg Elementary District 54 is a district that has almost all of its 27 elementary schools to scale practicing an inclusive philosophy. It is a diverse school system of 16,000 students with 30% minority enrollment and a special enrollment of approximately 2000 students. Students speak forty-two different languages. Dr. Marilyn Friend invited Dr. Leonard Burrello, the director of the Forum on Education, to accompany her to the district. He found that Schaumburg #54 was probably one of the very best at getting to scale, and only one of two districts that he has ever visited that is making a difference across every school in its entire system.
|On this DVD, Schaumburg #54 representatives discuss their direction and planning philosophy at the district and school level. Schaumburg #54 will inspire you, and help you reach your own goals.|