ERIC Number: ED359279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
The Bronson Settlement Review: Year Eight 1991-92.
Evans, Robert W.; Nieman, Ronald H.
The Cincinnati (Ohio) Public School System was evaluated for the eighth year on progress on ongoing issues resulting from the Bronson Settlement, a court ordered equal education program. This year's evaluation focused on staff racial balance, the Coalition of Innovative Schools, student discipline, and continuation of Bronson initiatives. The district was released from continued court involvement in staff racial balance when the teaching staffs of each district school were brought within the established guidelines in September, 1991. The Coalition for Innovative Schools was modified in 1991, and the success experienced in the first years of the program was documented once again. The district addressed student discipline, focusing on the disproportionate number of suspensions of black students through court-instigated recommendations, increases in the in-school suspension classes, involving many of the staff and students in disciples-related training programs, and work done by the Discipline and Truancy Improvement Team. Review of the district and its board's past support for Bronson initiatives suggests a firm, ongoing commitment to equal education in Cincinnati. Appendixes contain supporting documents and include the court decision on staff racial balance, an evaluation report, a study of racial disparities in student discipline, a Discipline and Truancy Improvement Team final report, a summary of suspensions, minutes of the Community Wide Task Force meeting, and a report on Taeuber Index values. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH. Evaluation Branch.