ERIC Number: ED252366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Illuminating the Dark Corners of Education: Western Service Systems, Inc. Annual Report 1984.
Western Service Systems, Denver, CO.
In its efforts to promote equity and excellence for Hispanic children, Western Service Systems, Inc. (WSS) serves parents, teachers, administrators, and public officials through research, creative thinking, design and implementation of new programs, coalition building, communication, and information. During 1983-84, WSS addressed the issues of equity and educational excellence by: publishing the National Hispanic Educational Platform which was the focus of local and state reform efforts and of media attention around the country; providing consultant services to the Denver Public Schools to help improve the quality of the bilingual education program; helping rural Hispanics to articulate their concerns about the education system and their desires for their children and to develop creative solutions to their problems; organizing the Public Education Partnership to provide a focus for the local business and civic leaders to contribute to the improvement of public education; and initiating a cooperative venture with the Colorado Department of Education to develop an innovative program in early childhood education. Despite budget constraints, WSS experienced a good year. This report provides summaries of the Public Education Partnership, Center for Hispanic Educational Leadership, and Chicano Education Project; WSS financial summaries; and listings of WSS contributors for 1973-84 and of board and staff members, along with an organizational chart. (NQA)
Descriptors: Budgets, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Mexican American Education, Operating Expenses, Organizations (Groups), Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Public Education, Rural Education, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Service Systems, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado; Partnerships; Western Service Systems Inc