ERIC Number: ED361432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Public Education in the Nation's Urban School Districts, 1992.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of Urban Boards of Education.
This study evaluates characteristics and critical issues facing urban schools in 1992 via a survey of school districts with membership in the Council of Urban Boards of Education and in several eligible districts. Sixty-two urban school districts responded to the survey. Of this total, 47 (68 percent) of the Council's participating districts completed the survey. The participating districts educate over 5 million children or approximately 12 percent of all elementary school and secondary school students. Survey issues covered the school district, school boards, district finances, school facilities, legal issues, the superintendent, the staff, vital youth issues, and federal data. Highlights of the study include the following: (1) on average urban district's student bodies comprise 15.38 percent of the total district residents; (2) 79 percent of districts report discussion of extending the school year; (3) the typical school board member is male and white; (4) local funds comprise approximately 38 percent of the total budgetary needs of the urban districts; (5) a number of environmental issues demand administrators' attention but priority is generally given to issues connected to legislation such as lead exposure; (6) an urban superintendent is most likely to be male, Caucasian, and over 50 years old with an advanced academic degree. Extensive tables and figures illustrate the report. (JB)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Legal Problems, Public Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, School Statistics, School Surveys, Tables (Data), Urban Demography, Urban Problems, Urban Schools, Youth Problems
Council of Urban Boards of Education, National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3407 $$35; members, $28; 10 percent off 10-49 copies; 15 percent off 50-99 copies; 20 percent off 100 or more; postage and handling $3.75 single copy).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of Urban Boards of Education.