ERIC Number: ED347698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Intermediate Units: Renewed Interest in the Redesign of Service Delivery in State School Systems. Policy Briefs Special Policy Report 1.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
This brief is a special policy report of the Intermediate Service Unit Task Force of the Regional Policy Information Center. Intermediate service units were created in many forms and with many titles to provide assistance and services to local school districts. The task force is working to create and operationalize a "knowledge utilization system" for immediate service units at a regional level and a network of governance and service delivery providers in the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory region. Those activities are intended to affect educational policy at many levels. An overview by E. Robert Stephens emphasizes the importance of regional service units and the initiative to reform them. Following the overview are regional action and agendas for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Described is a historical biography of intermediate service units for each state. The evolution of Minnesota's regional service delivery system concludes this policy brief. (RR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.