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ERIC Number: ED055127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Project Unique. A Report.
Schwartz, Richard
Project Unique, developed by the Rochester public school system, assumed that an adequate program must relate to the larger environment within which the school functions and, hence, sought to work out a comprehensive approach to the problems of urban education. Its components aimed at: increasing community participation of inner city parents in the educational process; recruiting black and Spanish-speaking teachers; improving the racial balance of urban and suburban schools; producing a "working partnership" with the business community both as a source of financial aid and as members of an "adjunct faculty" in the schools; and, developing new modes of instruction. Federal funding for Project Unique terminated in June, 1970. It has since been converted into a nonprofit corporation chartered by the Board of Regents, under the auspices of the Rochester City School District. The creation of the corporation aimed to provide a vehicle for fund raising. It is held that there is little evidence to suggest large-scale financial support of public education by Rochester's private sector will be forthcoming. The Project has contributed to: (1) altering the racial composition of some city and suburban schools; (2) adding a significant number of black teachers to Rochester's teaching force, as well as three high-level black administrators; (3) effecting changes in the teacher training programs of many area colleges; (4) having some of the features of its model school component replicated in other public schools; and, (5) partially involving inner city parents in the educational enterprise. (Author/JW)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Program Reference Service.
Identifiers: New York