Susan Moore Johnson is the Jerome T. Murphy
Research Professor in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of
Geoff Marietta is an instructor in education and doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA.
Monica C. Higgins is a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA.
Karen L. Mapp is a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the faculty director of the Education Policy and Management master's program, USA.
Allen Grossman is a former Harvard Business School professor of management practice, USA.
This timely and informative study is an important addition to any
urban superintendent s tool kit. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO, Chicago
Avoiding simplistic one-size-fits-all solutions, the authors capture the diversity of organizational approaches while at the same time extrapolating core commonalities among them. Rich, practice-based accounts from the field make for an engaging and inspiring read. James P. Spillane, professor of learning sciences and human development and social policy, Northwestern University"
This thoroughly readable book examines high performing school districts and finds that what explains success in these systems is not centralization or decentralization, autonomy or alignment. The simple answer is coherence getting everything to hang together and make sense. In a school reform debate that is too often dominated by ideology and extremes, "Achieving Coherence in District Improvement "makes incredibly good sense. Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College, and education advisor to the premier of Ontario"