ERIC Number: ED355006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Developing Schools of Choice To Increase Learning Opportunities for Elementary School Children.
Rosado, Robert J.
A program implemented in a school district in central New Jersey was designed to: (1) create at least four magnet school options for elementary school children; (2) reduce the suspension rate at the elementary level; (3) reduce the student referral rate for special education; (4) decrease the number of students requiring basic skills services; and (5) develop a new means of assessing kindergarten students. Over a 10-month period, magnet programs were developed, parents surveyed, and in-service training provided. Programs in science and technology; fine, visual and performing arts; and international studies; and two programs referred to as "Early Childhood" and "An Academy," were developed. Preliminary evaluations of the project showed that its objectives were met. As a result, the project will be expanded to the middle school level. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Feeder Patterns, Inservice Teacher Education, Magnet Schools, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Choice, School District Reorganization, Special Education, Suspension
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey