Charting the Progress of New American Schools

Creating a School Reform Portfolio

by Karen Mitchell

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This report provides initial specifications for a portfolio that allows reformers to assess and portray school transformation. The report illustrates these specifications with examples from New American Schools Development Corporation design efforts.

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