ERIC Number: ED447228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reducing Class Size: A Smart Way To Improve America's Urban Schools. Second Edition.
Naik, Manish; Casserly, Michael; Uro, Gabriela
The Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition of the largest urban public schools in the United States, surveyed its membership to determine how they were using federal class size reduction funds in the 2000-2001 school year. Thirty-six major urban school systems responded. Results indicate that the federal class size reduction program is improving student achievement and receiving strong teacher support. These funds enabled the responding school systems to hire approximately 4,303 teachers, and, in fact, all 36 major cities used their federal class size reduction funds to hire new teachers. Thirty-one cities used some of their federal class size reduction monies to provide professional development for new and veteran teachers. Urban schools spent their federal class size reduction funds in 2000-2001 in approximately the same ways as they did in 1999-2000, with the exception of a somewhat increased emphasis on recruiting efforts. The class size reduction program is becoming an essential ingredient of urban school reform efforts. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.