ERIC Number: ED346216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Results 2000: Progress in Meeting Urban Education Goals.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
This report presents information on the progress that 45 of the largest urban school districts, which comprise the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), have made toward 6 basic educational goals in the form of several indicators. Indicators of progress on the six goals for the year 2000 are as follows: (1) increased achievement (districtwide scores on standardized achievement tests are rising, urban students' scores on nationally administered tests are rising faster than the national average, and students with special needs are achieving more through special programs); (2) school readiness (urban early childhood and preschool education programs are laying the foundations for learning); (3) graduation rates at the national average (dropout rates in some urban school districts are down); (4) preparation for post secondary education and careers (urban schools are undertaking programs that encourage more students to enter higher education and are better preparing students for careers); (5) ethnically diverse, quality teaching staff (schools are mounting several creative approaches for building and attracting a quality teaching force); and (6) higher levels of health and safety (schools are undertaking improved substance abuse prevention programs, better health care delivery programs, and facility renovation projects). An appendix describes the CGCS. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, National Programs, Preschool Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.