ERIC Number: ED389825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The New American Urban School District.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
The Education Commission of the States has found that urban school districts face enormous problems. This document looks at a variety of ideas about how to re-engineer the urban school district. These essays encourage educators and the public to think about the nation's urban school systems and how they might better meet the needs of children. The following essays are included: (1) "The New American Urban School District" (Chester E. Finn, Jr.); (2) "The New American Urban School District: We Can Have It Now with the Knowledge We Already Have" (Kenneth J. Tewel); (3) "The Future of Public School System Central Offices: Why Seek a New American School District" (Paul T. Hill); (4) "How the State Should 'Break Up' the Big-City District" (Ted Kolderie); (5) "Redefining the Role and Responsibilities of Local School Boards" (Michael W. Kirst); (6) "Embracing the Challenges, Opportunities and Spirit of Leadership for the 21st Century" (Stephanie Pace Marshall); and (7) "The New American Urban School District: A Conclusion" (Christine Johnson). (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Public Schools, School Districts, School Restructuring, Urban Education, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($10 plus $3 postage and handling, discounts available for bulk orders. No. UE-95-2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.