Susan Bush-Mecenas

Susan Bush-Mecenas
Susan Bush-Mecenas
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Policy,
Northwestern University

Susan Bush-Mecenas is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Her research examines the enactment and implementation of PreK–12 education policy, utilizing qualitative methods and drawing upon organizational theory. She received herPhD in urban education policy from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

updated 2018



Publications by Susan Bush-Mecenas
Changing Mindsets and Empowering Stakeholders to Meaningfully Manage Accountability and Improvement
School accountability and improvement policy are on the precipice of a paradigm shift. While the multiple-measure dashboard accountability approach holds great promise for promoting more meaningful learning opportunities for all students, our…
Insights From California’s CORE Waiver Districts
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a notable shift in K–12 accountability, requiring a more comprehensive approach to assessing school performance and a less prescriptive approach to intervening in low-performing schools. This articles…
Promoting College Access in Fresno Unified School District
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) requires districts to report multiple measures of student performance that reflect success in the goal of preparing students for college, career, and citizenship. As they engage in the Local Control…
Early Implementation Findings from the CORE Waiver Districts
California and the nation are at the crossroads of a major shift in school accountability policy. At the state level, California’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) encourages the use of multiple measures of school performance used…