This research brief describes work documented in Facing the Challenges of Whole-School Reform: New American Schools After a Decade (MR-1498-EDU).

Excerpt: Spurred by the piecemeal approach to school reform that had produced little change in student performance, New American Schools (NAS), a private nonprofit organization, launched its efforts for whole-school reform in 1991. NAS's mission was to help schools and districts significantly raise the achievement of large numbers of students through the use of whole-school designs.

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