Published Online: December 6, 2005
Published in Print: December 7, 2005, as Urban Districts

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Urban school systems can bring about districtwide instructional improvement, and third-party or “intermediary” groups can play a useful role in helping them do it, suggests a rand Corp. report that tracks three unnamed big-city districts that set out in the late 1990s to improve public schooling.

The districts were among 30 across the country that were working at the time with the Institute for Learning, a group based at the University of Pittsburgh that coached district-improvement efforts.

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