ERIC Number: ED097755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equal Opportunity in the Public Schools of Massachusetts. Summary Report and Recommendations of the Governor's Commission on School District Organization and Collaboration.
Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
This report deals with school district collaboration and organization that can take place now and which could influence in a positive and constructive way school district change in Massachusetts. The Governor's Commission established associations with selected study sites across the State in 1973-74, and these study sites assisted them in developing final recommendations on the basis of actual experience with school districts and citizens. Major recommendations of the Commission include decentralization of school control in Boston, the establishment of collaboratives and cooperatives between smaller cities and their surrounding communities, and the restructuring of the Department of Education to be more visibly concerned with minority problems and citizen participation. Other topics considered include a collaborative approach to vocational education and finance reform and equality of educational opportunity. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Centralization, Citizen Participation, Consolidated Schools, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Intermediate Administrative Units, Minority Groups, Regional Cooperation, School District Reorganization, School Districts, School Organization, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts