ERIC Number: ED312360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Magnet Schools: Connecticut's Quiet Revolution.
This monograph describes the magnet school program in Connecticut implemented in five urban areas to solve segregation problems. Each school developed its own emphasis; some use the student centered method developed by Bank Street College of New York City while others center their curriculum around the arts. The origin and emphasis of each magnet school is discussed. The following six magnet schools are in New Haven: (1) Arts Magnet School at Betsy Ross; (2) Cooperative High School Arts/Humanities Magnet; (3) High School in Community; (4) Richard C. Lee Career High School at Conte; (5) The Sound School; and (6) West Hills Follow Through-Magnet School. The following four magnet schools are in Bridgeport: (1) Central High School-Magnet Component; (2) High Horizons Magnet School; (3) Multicultural Magnet School; and (4) Park City Magnet School. The following two magnet schools are in Hartford: (1) the Classical Magnet School of Greater Hartford; and (2) the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts. The following two magnet schools are in Stamford: (1) Hart School; and (2) Westover Elementary Magnet School. In Stratford there is one magnet school--Stratford Academy. And finally, Norwalk has one magnet school--Columbus School. A concluding directory provides the following information on each of the schools: (1) address; (2) phone number; (3) principal; (4) grade levels; (5) number of students; (6) student selection process; and (7) magnet (i.e., the special focus of the school). (JS)
Descriptors: Desegregation Plans, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Student Centered Curriculum, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Connecticut Association of Alternative Schools and Programs (CAASP), c/o 24 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association of Alternative Schools and Programs, New Haven.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut