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ERIC Number: ED001281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May-15
Pages: 26
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REPORT OF JOINT PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
O'DALY, ELIZABETH C.
THE MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS PROGRAM WILL BE INSTIGATED PRINCIPALLY IN INTEGRATED URBAN SCHOOLS. THE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE A PREKINDERGARTEN AND NONGRADED PRIMARIES USING THE BEST MATERIALS ADAPTED FOR URBAN USE, INCLUDING CLOSED CIRCUIT TV AS AN AUDIOVISUAL AID. THIS EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM PROVIDES FOR ACCELERATION AS WELL AS REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION. A MIDDLE GRADE PROGRAM WILL BE IN HOMOGENEOUS NONGRADED UNITS FOR GRADES 3-6. SPECIAL SERVICES INCLUDING GUIDANCE AND DAY-CARE CENTERS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN. TEACHER SPECIALISTS SHOULD BE USED IN ART, MUSIC, AND OTHER ENRICHMENT AREAS. STAFF ENLARGEMENT FOR THE MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS WILL INCLUDE GUIDANCE SPECIALISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, A COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXPERT, A NURSE, AND VARIOUS SCHOOL AIDS. IN ADDITION TO THE ENLARGED STAFF THE SCHOOL FACILITIES WILL HAVE 50 FULL SIZE CLASSROOMS, A LIBRARY, 7 OFFICES, A MEDICAL SUITE, A LUNCHROOM AND OTHER FACILITIES TO BE USED FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. BY DOING SO, THE SCHOOL WILL PROVIDE SUCH SPECIAL SERVICES AS CLUBS, COMMUNITY PROJECTS, CAMPING PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROGRAM, AND WILL INVOLVE CIVIC AGENCIES. A COST OF OVER $980,000 IS REQUIRED FOR AN ADEQUATE PROGRAM IN EACH SCHOOL. WIDE AND SUSTAINED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WILL BE ENCOURAGED THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF A COMMUNITY RELATIONS EXPERT, PARENT ASSOCIATIONS, PARENT WORKSHOPS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)