Publications

EdFOCUS Initiative’s growing library of publications and research findings on effective schools, comprehensive school reform, curriculum development and classroom reform.

Telling The Truth 2015Telling the Truth about the Common Core (May 2015 Phi Delta Kappan)

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

A careful look at the Common Core State Standards and the schools and districts that have faithfully adopted them shows they can help create students ready for the increasing demands of the 21st century.

The Common Core 2014The Common Core, an Uncommon Opportunity (Corwin Press, 2014)

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

There's no need to start from scratch or attempt to reinvent the wheel. March and Peters have done much of the prep for you. Their processes and tools have already worked in numerous districts—and they can be custom-fit to yours.

Curriculum Development 2002Curriculum Development and Instructional Design in the Effective Schools Process (March 2002, Phi Delta Kappan)

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

Dr. March and Dr. Peters describe a three-year, six-district demonstration project that is proving to be one of the most exciting examples of curricular development in the long history of the Effective Schools movement.

A Collaborative Approach for Small Districts to Use the Effective Schools Process for Comprehensive School Reform

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By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

This article describes the Ohio Demonstration Project, a three year initiative, involving a collaborative of eight small districts using the effective schools process for comprehensive school reform in conjunction with the Ohio Center for Effective Schools.

Developing High Performing Schools 1999Developing High-Performing Schools: Instructional Redesign for Learner-Centered Classroom Reform

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International; Bloomington, Indiana; 1999

Designing Intruction 2007Designing Instruction: Making Best Practices Work in Standards-based Classrooms

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

Publisher: Corwin Press; Thousand Oaks, California; 2007

Collaborative Observation 1999Collaborative Observation: Putting Classroom Instruction at the Center of School Reform

By Judith K. March and Karen H. Peters

Publisher: Corwin Press; Thousand Oaks, California; 1999