ERIC Number: ED393205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution. A Report of the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Partnership with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the High School of the 21st Century.
Maine State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Augusta.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This handbook is the result of more than 2 years' deliberations by The Commission on the Restructuring of the American High School. The Commission emerged from a partnership of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The report focuses on revitalizing education for all students and points to what is needed for the 21st-century high school. Eighty recommendations are offered in three sections: priorities for renewal; web of support; and leadership. They encompass the scope of programs and activities affecting high school students, including socialization, basic skills, electronic learning, assessment and accountability, links to higher education, school leadership, the classroom, and business-school partnerships. The report represents the commissioners' recommendations to ensure that every student receives a complete, student-centered, and high quality education. (Contains 123 endnotes.) (LMI)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Governance, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Principals, Professional Development, School Organization, School Schedules, Secondary Education
National Assn. of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 (Order No. 2109601; $19.50 plus $3 shipping).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine State Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Augusta.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.