ERIC Number: ED283272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Parent Information Strategies: Helping Parents Find Out about Schools of Choice. [Parent Choice and the Public Schools: Volume 3].
This volume of profiles, third in a series of guides on parent choice and schooling, provides short descriptions about the range of exemplary parent information strategies from 21 school districts in 11 states across the nation. The profiles were chosen to be representative of efforts public school districts make to inform parents about available choices. The profiles suggest that, to be successful, parent information strategies must reach out to parents on a one-to-one basis wherever school districts find them. The profiles, slightly more that one page in length, describe the school district's setting, total number of schools, schools of choice, total enrollment, and student ethnic/racial breakdown. The district's outreach is described in terms of background and current status, publicity methods, challenges, and advice. Profiles of unified school districts are the following: Washington, D.C.; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; New Orleans, Louisiana; Acton, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Lowell, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts; Worcester, Massachusetts; Kansas City, Missouri; Montclair, New Jersey; Buffalo, New York; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (CJH)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Parent School Relationship, Profiles, Public Schools, School Choice, School Demography, School Districts, Urban Schools
Publication Sales, Institute for Responsive Education, 605 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 019 492-495.