Winning Hearts and Minds: Reforming the Providence School District (B) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Winning Hearts and Minds: Reforming the Providence School District (B) Case Solution

In the aftermath of the resignation of her predecessor and close co-worker Diana Lam, 2002, Melody Johnson, the deputy superintendent of the Providence, Rhode Island, School District, was hurriedly named acting superintendent, in August. Johnson and Lam had been embarked, on an ambitious reform strategy to update the low-performing system, over the preceding three years. Despite some indexes of progress, yet, Johnson understood that there remained considerable resistance to the changes-as evidenced, in part, by a bitter contract dispute lately settled with the teachers of the system.
This articlefocuses on particular measures that she considered to develop that support, without undermining reforms including, drastically, a day in which courses would be cancelled so that she and others could address the teaching force as a whole. HKS Case Amount 1690.0

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PUBLICATION DATE: April 01, 2003

 

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