ERIC Number: ED348756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Getting Started: How Choice Can Renew Your Public Schools.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Outcomes of a series of meetings held in 1990 by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) Roundtable on Public School Choice are summarized in this document's six chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the components (including motivations, vision formation, leadership, the design process, and the types of choice available) involved in creating distinctive schools. Chapter 2 presents strategies for information gathering and outreach efforts. Student assignment policies and procedures are described in the third chapter, with attention to equity concerns. Chapter 4 offers ideas for developing a safe, efficient, and fair transportation system. Strategies for financing choice programs which include keeping plans within funding limits, maintaining equity, and designing funding as an incentive are highlighted in the fifth chapter. Chapter 6 describes specific benefits and new roles associated with school choice. Recommendations are offered in the final section, which concludes that choice offers an opportunity for systemic change. Appendices include information about the OERI Roundtable on Public School Choice, the Roundtable choice programs, OERI publications on choice, selected recent publications on choice, selected sources of information, acknowledgments, and a choice program implementation checklist for communities. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Admission (School), Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Schools, School Choice, School Restructuring
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Note: A product of meetings of the OERI Roundtable on Public School Choice (1990).