ERIC Number: ED182384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Mid-Year Report of the Chancellor of Schools to the New York City Board of Education.
Macchiarola, Frank J.
In this report to the New York City Board of Education, Chancellor Macchiarola identifies the three overall goals of his administration: (1) a more accountable staff at every level; (2) a system more conscious of the need for productive use of current resources; and (3) students who achieve and value learning. With respect to his first goal, Macchiarola has acted on the physical deployment of supervisory personnel; reinforced the notion that tenure is not automatic but depends on merit; imposed appropriate standards for the granting of course credit for teachers; and increased the representation of minorities in the Board of Education workforce. The focus on productive resource usage has resulted in the extended use of school buildings; the decentralization of some improvement and repair functions; the development of a commercial law section to deal with suppliers and vendors; and an improved data collection system. To increase student achievement, transitional remedial classes and a program for the reduction of class size have been initiated. A program of diagnostic reading tests for elementary and junior high schools will be introduced, and additional funding has been allocated for high school remediation programs. The Chancellor feels that more attention is needed in the areas of bilingual education, guidance services, and vocational education. (RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.