Review of Improvement in action: Advancing quality in America’s schools


  • Clifford Davis, Jr. University of West Georgia


Author Biography

Clifford Davis, Jr., University of West Georgia

Clifford Davis, Jr., Ed.D., serves as an assistant professor of educational leadership, teaching courses on educational law, school improvement, and instructional leadership at the University of West Georgia. He has held many teaching and leadership roles, including serving as a principal, a director of secondary education, and the chief of staff of a large urban school district. His research interests include accountability and school improvement.


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How to Cite

Davis, Jr., C. (2022). Review of Improvement in action: Advancing quality in America’s schools. Education Review, 29.



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