ERIC Number: ED314816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Chiron Middle School: A New School. A Proposal of the Chiron Steering Committee to the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Jennings, Wayne B.
In January 1988 a group of Minneapolis-area citizens and educators formed the Chiron Steering Committee to design an experimental middle school program (grades 5-8). The result is the Chiron Middle School outlined in this proposal. The main body of the report focuses on a description of the Chiron proposal, including the program, schedule, staffing, students, governance, sites, equipment, marketing agreements, impact, accountability, and transportation. Chiron is designed to operate year-round; students attend a minimum of four of the five 9-week cycles at a series of learning centers. A permanent teacher and a paraprofessional travel permanently with a group of 60 students as they cycle for 9-week periods at each site. Decision-making on curriculum, teaching methods, and budget expenditures is decentralized. The last sections describe the plan for a phased implementation, the proposed school calendar, the time line for advancing the project, and cost estimates. Appended is an agreement for operation of Chiron Middle School and a sample of role expectations. (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)