DCSD: "The most interesting school district in America"
CASTLE ROCK - In their just-released white paper, "The most interesting school district in America?," Frederick (Rick) Hess and Max Eden showcase Douglas County as the district that "provides a stark counterpoint to theconventional reform narrative."
Frederick M. Hess is a resident scholar and the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where Max Eden is a researcher. Hess and Eden point out that districts undergoing significantschool reform transform from poor to passable, Douglas County's distinctive aim to going from good to great. The paper focuses on Douglas County reforms including choice and pay for performance.
Follow this link to read the paper.
Hess released the paper at a Google+ Hangout panel. The panel included Hess, Former US Secretary of Education William Bennett, and DCSD Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen. A video of the panel discussion is available on YouTube.