Paul Manna

College of William & Mary
Department of Government and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy

100 Ukrop Way
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA
USA
23185
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My current work focuses primarily on bureaucracy, policy implementation, federalism, state politics and policy, and the governance of K-12 education in the United States.

Citation:
Manna, Paul. 2013. "Centralized Governance and Student Outcomes: Excellence, Equity, and Academic Achievement in the U.S. States." Policy Studies Journal 41 (4):682-705.
Abstract: Are states with more centralized approaches to education governance more likely to have higher student achievement and lower achievement gaps between poor and nonpoor students? This article addresses that question by theorizing about the effects of political, administrative, and fiscal centralization on student outcomes.
URL: http://pmanna.people.wm.edu/research/Manna2013PSJ.pdf
Citation:
Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn. 2013. "Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century: Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform." Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.
Abstract: This book brings together a diverse group of scholars, policy practitioners, and advocates to explore how the institutions that govern America’s schools influence the content of policy and the daily work of principals, teachers, and students. The book offers historical perspectives on governance, examines current trends that break with past history, and lays out potential proposals for improving governance in the future
URL: http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2012/educationgovernanceforthetwentyfirstcentury
Citation:
Manna, Paul, and Laura L. Ryan. 2011. "Competitive Grants and Educational Federalism: President Obama's Race to the Top Program in Theory and Practice." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 41(3):522-546.
URL: http://goo.gl/n5QMI
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Manna, Paul. 2006. School's In: Federalism and the National Education Agenda. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
URL: http://goo.gl/StPAE
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Manna, Paul. 2011. Collision Course: Federal Education Policy Meets State and Local Realities. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
URL: http://goo.gl/YJcho

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Governance SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

FEDERALISM IMPLEMENTATION STATE POLICY EDUCATION POLICY