ERIC Number: ED185228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Buffalo Story.
Reville, Eugene T.
The Buffalo Public Schools have developed magnet schools to aid desegregation plans and to provide for different student needs and learning styles. The Academic Challenge Center is designed to meet concerns about declining reading and math scores. The Buffalo Traditional School emphasizes traditional learning styles and puts a high priority on personal discipline, high academic standards, the basic subject areas, and competitive sports. Campus East stresses clearly defined expectations, rules, and parent involvement. Campus West operates in cooperation with the State University College Learning Laboratory and emphasizes use of new instructional methods and development of instructional materials. In Follow Through, classrooms are organized as learning centers and parents are actively involved as aides, volunteers, and advisory council members. Build Academy seeks effective community participation in academic planning. The Bennet Park Montessori School seeks to combine Montessori educational methodology with supplemented activities to provide for positive interracial interactions and parent involvement. The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts offers a core program of arts interrelated with academics. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Desegregation Methods, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, School Desegregation, Urban Education
Not available separately; See UD 020 524
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Buffalo)
Note: For related documents see UD 020 524-537. Paper presented at the Conference for Urban Educators (Madison, WI, 1978).