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An Evaluation of Partners in Change with a Middle School Change Project: PATHS/PRISM

Released January 1, 1995

Partners in Change/Crossing the Boundaries were two middle school renewal projects sponsored by PATHS/PRISM as part of its work with the School District of Philadelphia and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. RFA conducted case study research and worked with leadership teams in 14 Philadelphia public middle schools to develop self-assessment processes appropriate to the schools’ renewal efforts.

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