ERIC Number: ED469452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
ABCs of Public Education in North Carolina: A Journey toward Excellence.
North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
In 1995, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the North Carolina State Board of Education to develop a plan to bolster student growth and performance in grades 4-8 throughout the state. In response, the board developed the ABCs of Public Education. (ABC stands for Accountability; teaching the Basics of reading, writing, and mathematics; and increasing Control of schools at the local level.) This book reports on policy implementation and successful change, and gives a firsthand account of systemic reform and capacity building in 15 public schools in North Carolina. It recounts how the ABCs were successfully initiated, adapted, and implemented, and why and how the ABCs legislation originated. It details how "assistance teams" were trained; how the teams were assigned to 15 low-performing schools; the teams' deployment process, entry and exit procedures, challenges and accomplishments, and results; and the lessons teams learned. Finally, the book describes the process by which change and progress within the targeted schools occurred through a policy initiative (Senate Bill 1139). The book includes 2 tables, a glossary, 20 references, and 2 appendices: (1) a list of assistance team reviewers and leaders and (2) Senate Bill 1139, "School-Based Management and Accountability Program." (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Agents, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Improvement Programs, Public Education, Teacher Collaboration
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601. Tel: 919-807-3300; Web site: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina