ERIC Number: ED314867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Education for the Twenty-First Century.
Independence City School District, MO.
The National Governors Association (NGA) selected the Independence (Missouri) Public School District as one of 16 districts to implement recommendations in the NGA's "Time for Results" report. The district was chosen because of its strong leadership, evidence of community support, and ability to implement innovating programs. The Independence elementary program goes beyond the basics; the district was one of the first nationwide to pilot the Parents as Teachers Program, an exemplary model of early childhood education. Other recognized programs include Success in Reading and Writing and the Focus Curriculum (for third-grade students with reading deficiencies) and IMPACT (for gifted students). The junior and senior high programs offer comprehensive curricula and a wide variety of sports and other extracuricular activities. The senior high program offers college preparatory courses that allow students to earn college credit in American history, English, math, and science. The district also provides special and continuing education services and enrichment opportunities offered by a math/physics institute, a music/art institute, and other programs. An appendix provides city and school statistics and a map of Independence showing school locations. Five full-page color photographs and other illustrations are included. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independence City School District, MO.