ERIC Number: ED455340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Benito Martinez Elementary, El Paso, TX. Schools on the Move: Stories of Urban Schools Engaged in Inclusive Journeys of Change.
Ferguson, Dianne L.; Meyer, Gwen
This booklet presents the story of Benito Martinez Elementary, one urban elementary school in the midst of change and renewal. It is one of 85 schools with which the National Institute for Urban School Improvement is involved in partnerships for change. Through the stories of parents, students, teachers, and administrators, the booklet describes how the school is making fundamental and enduring changes in its work, and thus in the lives of children and youth. After presenting an overview of the school, the booklet explains how the effort began, focusing on planning for student academic achievement and teacher learning. It goes on to explain how the school planned "leadership from the back" to create a professional community, with principals sharing their leadership tasks with teachers and families. The next section explains how the school planned to improve and expand family and school linkages. The booklet concludes by summarizing how Benito Martinez Elementary School has succeeded at the professional development effort level, school organizational level, district effort and support level, and student learning level. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Family School Relationship, Governance, Participative Decision Making, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
National Institute for Urban School Improvement, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 617-969-7100, ext. 2105; Fax: 617-969-3440; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/urban.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Newton, MA. National Inst. for Urban School Improvement.
Identifiers - Location: Texas