ERIC Number: ED498849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Student Achievement in the Dayton Public Schools: Report of the Dayton Public Schools Strategic Support Teams
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools prepared this report to review the Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools District's performance as a way to help address its declining enrollment and stagnant student achievement. The goal of the project was to determine why the academic performance of Dayton's students was not improving and what the district could do about it, and to follow up with needed technical assistance. The broad goals of the Council's review were to examine student performance in the Dayton Public Schools and propose strategies for raising academic achievement; propose strategies that would maximize resources for instruction in the Dayton Public Schools; and suggest ways to rebuild public confidence in the Dayton Public Schools. Chapter 1 of this report is a general summary of the findings of the Strategic Support Teams (SSTs) about the challenges and issues in Dayton and of the key proposals made by the teams to address these issues. Chapter 2 discusses the issue of leadership, which is critical to carrying out all the proposals presented here. Chapter 3 summarizes the issues, findings, and recommendations concerning student achievement. Chapter 4 presents the issues, findings, and recommendations concerning finance. Chapter 5 examines issues, findings, and recommendations related to school facilities. Chapter 6 presents issues, findings, and recommendations dealing with the district's communications with the public. The final chapter summarizes and synthesizes the report. (Contains 12 tables and 9 graphs. Appended are: (1) Individuals Interviewed; (2) Documents Reviewed; (3) Biographical Sketches of Project Team Members; (4) Statistical Comparison of the Dayton Public Schools; and (5) About the Organizations.)
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Facilities, Educational Change, Strategic Planning, Achievement Gains, School Districts, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Educational Finance, Public Relations, Information Dissemination, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Trends
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio