Connect the “P’s”: A Systemic Approach for Achieving High Academic Success
Roger Cleveland, EdD; Ja Dora Sailes, EdD; Tiffany Tyler, PhD

President Barrack Obama’s Race to the Top initiative marks a historical moment in American education. Race to the Top offers bold incentives to states willing to spur systemic reform to improve teaching and learning in America’s school. This initiative has brought to the forefront reform effort needed to address the inequities which exist in our nation’s schools. Oftentimes, educational systems struggle to support the needs of culturally different students. Using salient characteristic of organizational culture as a framework, this paper offers a strategy for creating high performing schools. Particular attention is given to policy, practice, personnel, programs, and process in schools and their role in culturally competent approaches for improving schools.

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