ERIC Number: ED034000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Benjamin Franklin High School Urban League Street Academies Program. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Projects in New York City, 1967-68.
Guerriero, Michael A.
This New York City school district educational project sought to locate actual dropouts and identify potential dropouts from Benjamin Franklin High School, and to involve them in the Urban Street Academy Program as a means of resolving their school problems and helping them continue their education. The objectives of the Academy were (1) establishing rapport with youths who drop out of school, (2) remedying their educational deficiencies and helping them return to school, (3) helping them build leadership qualities, and (4) seeking improved teaching techniques. The entire Academy staff included a director, 3 full time licensed teachers, one part time teacher, and eight streetworkers. The physical facilities comprised two storefronts. A total of about 60 students was serviced intensely by the Academy during that year. Fifteen of the 60 students "graduated" from the Academy to the next higher academic level, to college. Deficiencies in record keeping make it difficult to separate Academy outcomes in terms of impact on the students from Benjamin Franklin High School and the larger number of youths from the community who were serviced. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.; Urban League of Greater New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Educational Research Committee.
Identifiers: Benjamin Franklin High School NY; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)