As key to improving student performance in the past three years, the headquarters of the Baltimore City Public Schools has steadily shifted responsibility for resource management in schools. Since 2007, when Andres Alonso, CEO, was headmaster of taxes have 3% of their budgets to control around 80% higher. This case describes how pushing resource management to the schools fit into a broader strategy that links a principal autonomy to improved academic performance. It appears … Read more »

As key to improving student performance in the past three years, the headquarters of the Baltimore City Public Schools has steadily shifted responsibility for resource management in schools. Since 2007, when Andres Alonso, CEO, was headmaster of taxes have 3% of their budgets to control around 80% higher. This case describes how pushing resource management to the schools fit into a broader strategy that links a principal autonomy to improved academic performance. It delves into the reasons for the changes, challenges and benefits of this strategy, and the system of supports and structures that were developed in response to the challenges of implementation.
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Allen Grossman,
Susan Moore Johnson,
Elisha Brookover
Source: Public Education Leadership Project
25 pages.
Release Date: 14 June 2010. Prod #: PEL063-PDF-ENG
Baltimore City Public Schools: Implement bound Autonomy HBR case solution