ERIC Number: ED420896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
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Working towards Excellence: Results from Schools Implementing New American Schools Designs.
New American Schools Development Corp.
This report presents eight different approaches adapted by schools to dramatically raise student achievement. The schools combine comprehensive, whole-school change with systems-level restructuring to help a large proportion of schools around the country achieve excellence. The eight programs include (1) ATLAS (Authentic Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for all Students) Communities, which use pathways that serve as feeder patterns of schools serving students from prekindergarten to grade 12; (2) Purpose-Centered Education, which focuses all student learning on a complex and meaningful "purpose"; (3) Co-NECT schools, which provide a comprehensive, technology-supported framework for school restructuring; (4) Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, which focuses on "learning expeditions" developed by teachers in each school; (5) the Los Angeles Learning Centers, a comprehensive kindergarten-through-12 model organized around curriculum, learning supports, and management; (6) Modern Red Schoolhouse, which encourages teachers to identify and nurture each child's potential; (7) the National Alliance for Restructuring Education, a partnership of states, school districts, and national organizations; and (8) Roots and Wings, a comprehensive restructuring program for elementary schools. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: New American Schools Development Corp.