ERIC Number: ED463350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Student Achievement in the Dayton Public Schools. Report of the Dayton Public Schools Strategic Support Teams.
Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
This report describes the Dayton Public Schools Strategic Support Teams (SSTs), which address stagnant student achievement among Dayton's students. They are composed of superintendents and other senior urban school managers from across the country who have struggled with the same issues as Dayton. Chapter 1 summarizes SST findings about challenges and issues in Dayton and key proposals addressing these issues. Chapter 2 discusses leadership critical to carrying out all the proposals. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6, summarize issues, findings, and recommendations concerning student achievement, finance, school facilities, and district communications with the public. Chapter 7 summarizes the report. The SSTs found that the main reason for Dayton's stagnating student achievement was lack of focus. They also noted a lack of accountability. Recommendations for change include leadership focused on instruction, re-establishment of challenging academic goals, sharpening of the district's instructional program, rearrangement of how and where the district spends resources, and creation of a construction bond to allow for repair, renovation, and replacement of aging buildings. Five appendices present individuals interviewed, documents reviewed, biographic sketches of project team members, statistical comparison of the Dayton Public Schools, and information about the organizations. (Contains 9 graphs and 12 tables.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dayton Public Schools, OH.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.