ERIC Number: ED450202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Creating a New Vision of the Urban High School. Carnegie Challenge, 2001.
This paper focuses on how urban high schools may be not only revitalized but also transformed into institutions that are designed to help students at the crossroads of their academic careers. It discusses the rationale for change, historic highlights of this effort, and a new vision for American high schools. Some of the promising approaches to change include: transforming large impersonal schools into small schools; using whole-school design; reaching out to parents and other community members to increase their involvement in education; and partnering with businesses and universities. The paper highlights the Carnegie Corporation's Schools for a New Society initiative, which has awarded planning grants to 10 community-school district partnerships working on urban high school reform. The paper also focuses on principles outlined by the New Century High Schools for New York City Consortium, a $30 million commitment to high school reform in New York City announced in December 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and the Carnegie Corporation. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, High Schools, Partnerships in Education, Public Education, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, Small Schools, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.