ERIC Number: ED482204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Every Child, Every School: An Education Plan for the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Public Schools, IL.
This education plan sets out a vision for instruction and school development so that Chicago Public Schools, Illinois, can become the premier urban school district in the United States. It represents a year of planning and program development in the areas of human capital, professional development, the Chicago Reading Initiative, the redesign of regions, after-school, and accountability, as well as a broad planning effort designed to identify overarching themes and challenges. This broad planning effort included an analysis of trends in student and school performance, a review of research on effective schools and school reform both locally and nationally, and an agenda-setting process that brought together diverse groups of participants to discuss the central issues facing K-12 schools. The plan details eight goals: (1) building instructional capacity; (2) high quality teaching and leadership; (3) learning communities and professional development; (4) support for student development and postsecondary training and education; (5) schools as centers of communities in partnership with families; (6) strengthening existing high school programs; (7) expanded choice within neighborhoods; and (8) accountability to support improvement in all schools. (Contains 16 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, After School Programs, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Human Capital, Instructional Leadership, Postsecondary Education, Reading Instruction, School Choice, School Community Relationship, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Student Development, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Urban Schools
For full text: http://edplan.cps.k12.il.us/pdfs/cps_education_plan.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Chicago Public Education Fund, IL.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL.