ERIC Number: ED453568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The U.S. Department of Education's Improving America's Schools Summer Institute 2000 Proceedings: Strategies for Turning Around Low-Performing Schools (Washington, DC, July 13-14, 2000).
Ahearn, Charles, Ed.; Nalley, Donna, Ed.
This document contains proceedings of a conference that fostered discussion on how low-performing schools become successful. Principal speakers were Michael Cohen, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, who spoke about the demand for increased performance and high standards; Dennis Parker, Manager, District and School Program Coordination Office, California Department of Education, who discussed best practices and accountability as tools for continuous improvement; and Gary Thrift, Area Executive Officer, Baltimore City Schools, Maryland, who spoke about the need for synchronization between school and district leadership. The remaining plenary speaker, Hugh Burkett, Comprehensive School Reform, Demonstration Program, U.S. Department of Education, emphasized stereotypes that poor children have to overcome to be thought capable of learning. These proceedings contain excerpts of the various presentations. A panel discussion entitled "Working Together: A Discussion with Federal Program Directors" was moderated by Jackie Jackson, Deputy Director, Title I, U.S. Department of Education. It contains excerpts of the discussions regarding safe schools, school-improvement programs, migrant education, Indian Education, and safe and drug-free schools. Other presentations covered the role of leaders, professional development, and allocating and reallocating resources. (DFR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education.