ERIC Number: ED475872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
This Works: Improving Urban Education. Civic Bulletin.
Greene, Jay P.
This bulletin discusses approaches that reformers are using nationwide to bring about improvement in urban schools. It focuses on (1) embracing more choices (school vouchers, charter schools, private management, public school transfers, home schooling, enrolling high school students in community colleges, and virtual education); (2) holding schools and students accountable and insisting on results (using regular testing, eliminating social promotion, adopting proven school designs, reforming special education, instituting year-round schooling, expanding preschool education, and improving the teacher certification process); and (3) staying the course (working with an alliance of businesses, community leaders, and reform politicians dedicated to choice and accountability reforms in order to ensure success). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Charter Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade Repetition, Home Schooling, Preschool Education, Privatization, School Choice, Social Promotion, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Transfer Students, Urban Education, Year Round Schools
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Inst., New York, NY. Center for Civic Innovation.