ERIC Number: ED447600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Stellar Schools for a New Century: Every Child a Star.
New American Schools Development Corp.
In announcing the start of the work of New American Schools (NAS) in 1991, President George Bush offered the challenge of designing new schools for the year 2000 and beyond. In 2000, NAS remains committed to the mission of providing schools with the vision and tools they need to transform themselves based on exemplary models for comprehensive reform. The base of experience of the NAS programs demonstrates that comprehensive school reform models which integrate rigorous curriculum, high-quality professional development, meaningful parent and community involvement, and businesslike management principles can raise student achievement dramatically. Design teams from NAS offer professional development that is geared specifically to standards-rich content and the demands of comprehensive school improvement. NAS works with school districts to help schools find designs that fit their needs and circumstances. Because NAS provides valuable assistance to schools and school districts, states are increasingly asking their help in large-scale reform efforts. More than 2,100 schools across all 50 states are implementing NAS designs. Case studies of NAS efforts at the district level in Memphis, Tennessee, and at the state level in Maryland show how effective NAS work can be. An attachment contains "Design Team Snapshots." (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, School Restructuring, Technical Assistance, Urban Schools
New American Schools, 1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 901, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-908-9500; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.naschools.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New American Schools Development Corp.