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ERIC Number: ED001951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 12
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THE EAST ORANGE EDUCATION PLAZA.
East Orange Public Schools, NJ.
THE EAST ORANGE EDUCATION PLAZA WAS A PROPOSAL DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE BETTER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF THE PLAZA WOULD ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROGRAM WHICH WOULD APPLY TO ALL KINDS OF STUDENTS. SPECIALIZED TEACHERS AND SPECIAL RESOURCES WOULD BE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN ONE AREA. FACILITIES WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO TRAIN TEACHERS TO BETTER SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDINGS THAT WOULD BE INVOLVED ARE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, A RESOURCE BUILDING, THE HIGH SCHOOL, THE PRIMARY SCHOOL, THE GYMNASIUM AND ARTS CENTER, A STADIUM AREA, AND A PARKING AREA. ENRICHMENT AND FLEXIBILITY IN THE PLAN WOULD PROVIDE MORE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, MORE EQUIPMENT AND LIBRARY BOOKS, SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS, GUIDANCE, FOOD SERVICE FOR ALL, AND BETTER MOTIVATION. ADVANTAGES FOR TEACHING WOULD INCLUDE CLOSER COOPERATION WITH COLLEGES, ATTRACTION OF BETTER TEACHERS, MORE STAFF HELP, MORE AVAILABLE MATERIALS, AND CONTINUING INSERVICE TRAINING. THE ONLY PHASE DISCUSSED WAS PHASE I, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE ADVANTAGES OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WOULD BE TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR BUILDING EXPENSIVE ADDITIONS TO FIVE SCHOOLS, TO ALLOW THE CLOSING OF 25 SUBSTANDARD CLASSROOMS, AND TO CLOSE TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. GRADES 7 AND 8 WOULD OCCUPY THE BUILDING, LATER GRADES 6 AND 5 WOULD BE ADDED.
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Authoring Institution: East Orange Public Schools, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (East Orange)