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ERIC Number: ED506810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
San Diego City School District's Small School Successes: The Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy and the School of International Business. Case Study
Alliance for Excellent Education
San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is the second-largest school district in California and the eighth-largest district in the United States. As is often the case in large cities, too many of the district's students were leaving high school without preparation for success. In early 2000, to improve these unsatisfactory outcomes, SDUSD implemented a comprehensive reform initiative. Over the next few years, SDUSD devised and implemented a new strategy for improving high school outcomes that would provide students with a portfolio of high schools designed to engage them in a personalized environment that supports their academic and social needs. As is the case in many large districts implementing districtwide reform, SDUSD has faced considerable challenges and hurdles to conquer in implementing a new initiative. Yet overall, the district is seeing promising results including improved test scores, attendance, graduation rates, and engagement with the community. This case study provides a brief description of two of SDUSD's schools that have received national recognition for their approaches and successes: the Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy and the School of International Business. (Contains 17 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California