ERIC Number: ED439138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
"No Excuses": School Reform Efforts in Exemplary Schools of Kentucky.
Wolf, Shelby; Borko, Hilda; McIver, Monette; Elliott, Rebekah
This report follows two elementary and two middle schools in Kentucky where educators not only talked about what they needed to do to meet the needs of the state's educational reform program, but also acted on their ideas, creating a "no excuses" atmosphere. Images of reform suggest that resource decisions are often based on human relationships among faculty members, and that these, in turn, influence the desire to go out into the community to get what is needed to propel learning forward. These schools characterized themselves as "lighthouses" and "universities" where ongoing learning was key. However, the business side of things was less critical than the emphasis on "family." The report demonstrates how four different exemplary schools took on the question of "What is it we need to do?" and formed a shared vision through their dedication to students, staff, faculty, and school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990