Can our schools be transformed to meet these challenges? More importantly, can they be high performing, efficient, and student-centered at the same time? To explore these questions, the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation at the University of Southern Maine conducted a study in 2010-2011 of a sample of Maine high schools. Funded in part by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the study examined the degree to which these More Efficient high schools were also student-centered.
Silvernail, David L.; Stump, Erika K.; Barnes, Richard; Kunin, Kenneth; and Wintle, Sarah, "More Efficient High Schools in Maine: Emerging Student‐Centered Learning Communities" (2012). School Improvement. 6.