ERIC Number: ED472576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Proven Practices: "More Time on Task" Benefits Students at Risk. In Evidence: Policy Reports from the CFE Trial, Volume 5.
In 2001, a decision by the New York State Supreme Court in a landmark school funding case, Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE), Inc. v. State of New York, declared the current New York state funding system unconstitutional and ordered the legislature to replace it with a new cost-based system that ensures that every school district has sufficient resources to provide the opportunity for a sound basic education for all students. At the trial, numerous expert witnesses confirmed that providing additional time on task is an essential part of ensuring that at-risk students have the opportunity for a sound basic education. More time on task is one of the strategies identified by the State Education Department and the Board of Regents as necessary to provide an adequate education. This paper reviews some programs that are providing or would provide more time on task for New York City's public school students through programs that offer an expanded platform for learning. Such programs include: (1) Project Read; (2) the Intensive School-Day Program; (3) Success for All; (4) Reading Recovery; (5) prekindergarten programs; (6) after-school programs; and (7) summer school programs. The evidence is clear that at-risk students who participate in intensive programs like these reap benefits, but many New York City students are denied these benefits because their schools lack the resources to provide them. (Contains 57 footnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, High Risk Students, State Programs, Summer Programs, Time on Task, Urban Schools
Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc., 6 East 43rd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Tel: 212-867-8455; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York