ERIC Number: ED467583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Five-Year Report, 1997-2001.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the beginning of its modern era in 1997. The Foundation has not made a habit of issuing regular reports on its work, but this opportunity provides the occasion to review what the Fordham Foundation has done. It recaps the major priorities and activities in the national arena and in the Dayton, Ohio, area from 1997 through 2001. The principles of the Fordham Foundation draw it toward two prominent education reform strategies: standards-based reform and market-style reform. In spite of the size limitations of the Foundation, since 1997, it has invested nearly $6 million in national and Dayton programs and publications. The report is organized into two sections. The national section reviews some of the Foundations efforts to wage the war of ideas, with emphasis on three issues (teacher quality, state standards and accountability, and federal K-12 policy) that have consumed much of the Foundations attention. The Dayton section focuses on the five main pillars of work in that city: (1) creating high-quality educational choices for needy children; (2) creating effective charter schools; (3) reforming the public school system; (4) assisting the community to understand what is and is not working in education; and (5) strengthening civil society more generally. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Reports, School Choice, Social Influences, State Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Education
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, 1627 K St., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-223-5452; Fax: 202-223-9226; Web site: http://www.edexcellence.net.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Dayton)