ERIC Number: ED451224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Renewing Our Commitment to the Region and the Nation.
Gaddy, Barbara, Ed.
Changing Schools: A Newsletter from the Central Region Educational Laboratory, Spr 2001
This issue describes the ongoing commitment of Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) to improve the quality of educational policy and practice in the mid-continent region and the U.S. as a whole. Four priority needs areas have been identified and will be the focus of McREL efforts for the next 5 years: (1) failure to support school reform efforts adequately; (2) lack of capacity to use standards to reform classroom practice; (3) declining availability of quality teachers; and (4) lack of leadership capacity to build high-performing learning systems. A letter from McREL's Executive Director reaffirms the laboratory's commitment to educational improvement. The issue also contains a discussion of "Leadership in Support of Systemic Reform," a discussion of"Creating Communities of Learners" in Kansas and South Dakota, and lists of essential education resources from McREL and other agencies and educators. A section titled "On the National Front" discusses a national dialogue on standards-based education in which McREL will participate. "Research from the Field" summarizes some research projects in class size reduction and teacher testing. A message from the McREL Board of Directors closes this issue by discussing the Board's role in educational improvement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Size, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supply and Demand
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 S. Parker Rd., Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014-1678. Tel: 303-337-0990.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.