ERIC Number: ED337889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Community Leaders Allied for Superior Schools: The "Class Initiative" in Indianapolis. Supporting Leaders for Tomorrow, Occasional Paper #13.
Banta, Ruth Fark
The development of a collaborative program called Community Leaders Allied for Superior Schools (CLASS) to foster school improvement in Indianapolis is examined in this paper. A review of the business/community relationship demonstrates a traditional business involvement in civic affairs. CLASS is the first systematic effort to hold schools accountable for the funding they receive. The plan involves a 5-year commitment to provide funding in exchange for schools' commitment to business-promoted reforms. Objectives are to: apply business community expertise to educational management; promote research and development; enrich educational quality, especially in the areas of mathematics and science; and increase the graduation rate. Participants express optimism and view the program as a catalyst for successful educational reform. (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Corporate Support, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Indiana (Indianapolis)
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