ERIC Number: ED471514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Portfolio for District Redesign. School Communities That Work.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Annenberg Inst. for School Reform.
School Communities that Work: A National Task Force on the Future of Urban Districts has been working since 2000 to develop a new conception for a high-performing community of schools that ensures both results and equity for all children. The vision for what such a community might look like uses the terms "local education support system" and "smart districts" to represent what districts can become. This Portfolio for District Redesign describes concrete strategies that offer national education leaders, mayors, school administrators, teachers, and communities a diagram for improving urban school districts. That vision is supported by a set of interrelated frameworks, tools, and other resources to help districts make the transition toward this new kind of support system. Five sections include "School Communities that Work for Results and Equity"; "Generally Accepted Principles of Teaching and Learning"; "Find, Deploy, and Keep the Best Teachers and School Leaders"; "Developing Effective Partnerships to Support Local Education"; and "Student-Based Budgeting," which includes "First Steps to a Level Playing Field: An Introduction to Student-Based Budgeting,""Assessing Inequities in School Funding within Districts: A Tool to Prepare for Student-Based Budgeting," and "Moving toward Equity in School Funding within Districts." (SM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Partnerships in Education, School Districts, Teacher Competencies, Urban Schools
Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown Univ., Box 1985, Providence, RI 02912 ($35). Tel: 401-863-1897; Fax: 401-863-1290; Web site: http://www.schoolcommunities.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Annenberg Inst. for School Reform.