ERIC Number: ED333090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Success: Achieving the National Urban Education Goals. Proceedings from Meetings with Representatives from 70 National Education, Business and Philanthropic Organizations.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
This document outlines 44 strategies for meeting the educational needs of urban areas by the year 2000. The strategies are based on six goals for urban education adapted from the national education goals issued by President George Bush and the National Governors' Association. The strategies were proposed by representatives from more than 70 national foundations, associations, and businesses to serve as potential building blocks to a multi-year plan of action. Local alliance-building and collective community action are emphasized throughout. The strategies are related to the following goals: (1) schools and communities will demonstrate high expectations for all learners so that urban students will attain a level of achievement that will allow them to successfully compete with students nationally and internationally; (2) all urban children will start school ready to learn; (3) urban schools will increase their graduation rates so they are at least comparable to the national average; (4) urban school graduates will be fully prepared to enter and successfully complete higher education, experience successful employment, and exercise their responsibilities as citizens; (5) urban schools will be adequately staffed with qualified teachers who are culturally and racially sensitive and who reflect the racial characteristics of their students; and (6) urban schools will be free of drugs and alcohol, students will be well-nourished and healthy, and schools will be well-maintained and safe. (FMW)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, School Readiness, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Education
Council of Great City Schools, 1413 K Street, N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.