ERIC Number: ED379396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Achievement of Wisconsin's Students. Urban Initiative Task Force Recommendations and Action Plan. Bulletin No. 95079.
Molnar, Alex; Zmrazek, Janice
Recommendations and an action plan for improving Wisconsin public schools' focus on teaching and learning, rather than on changes such as vouchers and privatization. Positive strategies designed to promote achievement are favored over punitive strategies or remedial actions. The action plan includes financial help to implement the recommendations. The major recommendations are: (1) class size reduction to 15 students per teacher through grade 5 and for core subjects through grade 8; (2) coordination of services with schools open until late evening hosting a variety of programs; (3) curriculum reform for academic achievement and preparation for life; and (4) staff development and accountability initiatives. These strategies are recommended for every school, but emphasis should be placed on schools in low-income or disadvantaged areas. Provisions are made for program evaluation and funding. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Policy and Budget.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin