ERIC Number: ED444248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
Lightspan in Action: A Skill-and-Content Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program Model. Proceedings from a CSRD Invited Symposium for Lightspan Reform Model Users (San Diego, California, October 21, 1999).
Kohls, Anuradha, Ed.; Porter, Ethel, Ed.; Stafford, Bernice, Ed.
These proceedings, from a Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program (CSRD) Invited Symposium for Lightspan Reform Model users highlight group participants' experiences in implementing a comprehensive school reform process using the Lightspan "Achieve Now" education program. They shared in various ways how this skill-and-content model engages an entire school community in reflection, renewal, and reform. Schools from five states were represented: Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Virginia. This article includes highlights from the invited symposium, and illustrates how some schools are meeting the challenge of comprehensive school reform. The article discusses nine components required by the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program: (1) innovative, replicable, research-based strategies; (2) comprehensive design with aligned components; (3) professional development; (4) measurable goals and benchmarks; (5) support within the school; (6) parental and community involvement; (7) external technical support and assistance; (8) evaluation strategies; and (9) coordination of resources. An appendix names symposium participants. (DFR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lightspan Partnership, Inc., San Diego, CA.