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A Decade of Urban School Reform Persistence and Progress in the Boston Public Schools

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Published by Harvard Education Publishing Group .
Written in English


  • Nonfiction / Education,
  • Educational Policy & Reform,
  • Education,
  • Boston,
  • Education, Urban,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Public schools,
  • Urban schools

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsS. Paul Reville (Editor), Celine Coggins (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12212252M
ISBN 101891792385
ISBN 109781891792380

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