ERIC Number: ED539281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Fresh in Low-Performing Schools. Authorizing Matters. Issue Brief
Kindler, David T., Ed.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NJ1)
State and district school leaders across the U.S. have long sought ways to create success for children attending schools where too many have failed for far too long. A new approach to solving this old problem is called "starting fresh." By beginning anew with the freedom to do things vastly different, a real opportunity is created to improve student achievement. Starting fresh is not the right tool in every circumstance, but it may be the right tool for an educator. This issue brief compiles highlights from a five-volume series called "Starting Fresh in Low-Performing Schools" published by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). "Starting Fresh" explains why education leaders are empowering schools to start fresh, and gives an overview of the major components of a successful start fresh strategy.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Governance, Instructional Leadership, School Effectiveness, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Contracts, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Educational Resources, Teacher Empowerment, National Organizations
National Association of Charter School Authorizers. 105 West Adams Street Suite 3500, Chicago, IL 60603. Tel: 312-376-2300; Fax: 312-376-2400; Web site: http://www.qualitycharters.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of Charter School Authorizers
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001