ERIC Number: ED249338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Urban Initiative.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
New Jersey's urban initiative has two components. The first is a broad-based program that addresses critical issues common to most urban districts Statewide. The second is a comprehensive program (Operation School Renewal) that concentrates the State's resources in three urban districts. The concentrated initiative, Operation School Renewal, will begin its first cycle during the 1984-85 through 1986-87 school years. Additional urban districts will be included in each subsequent year. Urban districts participating in the renewal program must be willing to make the initiative a top priority and to allocate staff, energy and resources to facilitate its implementation. The School Renewal Team will work closely with three selected districts to help them plan how best to address the objectives of the concentrated initiative and to help them secure the human and fiscal resources to implement these plans. Monitoring will be the responsibility of the county offices of education, and is a key part of the State's renewed commitment to local planning for educational excellence. Another important aspect of the urban initiative is the direct involvement of the corporate and industrial sectors. Finally, the project also has important research implications for knowledge in the areas of educational leadership, school effectiveness, and the relationship between school, community, parents, and employers. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey; Operation School Renewal NJ