ERIC Number: ED414617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Public Participation in Education.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The North Carolina School Improvement Panel was created in August 1995 to frame a single plan for improving public education in North Carolina by pulling together the four major reform initiatives already under way in the state. The resulting plan, as presented to the State Board of Education in 1997, has four priorities: high student performance; safe and orderly schools; quality teachers, administrators, and staff; and effective and efficient operation. This handbook is designed to help forge a common understanding and build a sense of urgency about improving public education in North Carolina. Chapter 1 examines the changing social and economic context and explains why change in the state's educational system is necessary. Chapter 2 describes negative perceptions about public schools and chapter 3 offers reasons for continuing to support public schools. Chapters 4 through 11 provide information about the School Improvement Panel, the ABCs Plus legislation (North Carolina's Strategic Plan for Excellent Schools), the New ABCs of Public Education, new state standards, the "JobReady" initiative, the Excellent Schools Act, school-based management in the state, and work of the School Improvement Panel. Plans for public engagement and community building are outlined in the 12th chapter. Appendices list additional programs, resources, and School Improvement grants, and provide information about educational improvement and the state's Total Quality Education program. (Contains nine references). (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina