Superintendents’ Recommendations for a New Federal Framework for Educational Accountability


  • S. Dallas Dance Baltimore County Public Schools



superintendents, accountability, federal policies


The members of the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium—a group of large, highly diverse, and successful districts across the country—have made great strides in achieving college and career readiness for all students. While they are succeeding, the consortium proposes that more could be done to accomplish their objectives through collaboration with Congress to establish federal policy and laws aligned with practices that foster college and career ready outcomes at scale. This article, introduced by Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance, proposes the critical principles that should undergird a new federal approach to state and district accountability. 


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Author Biography

S. Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools

Dr. S. Dallas Dance is Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools and serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Education. Dr. Dance spearheaded the development of Blueprint 2.0, a five-year strategic plan focused on improving academics, safety, communication and organizational effectiveness.




How to Cite

Dance, S. D. (2015). Superintendents’ Recommendations for a New Federal Framework for Educational Accountability. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23, 10.



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