ERIC Number: ED541355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
New Century High Schools and the Small Schools Movement in New York City. Interim Report Card
Melcher, Michael F.
New Visions for Public Schools
For too long New York City's high schools have not prepared even a majority of students for graduation. There is no single solution to the problems confronting the city's schools, but the city needs to do better--and it can. Over the past several years, New York City has undertaken a far-reaching process of education reform. This report describes one of the most exciting aspects of this reform, the creation of innovative, new small high schools as part of the New Century High Schools Initiative. The state has worked closely with New Visions for Public Schools to involve thousands of New Yorkers who deeply care about the children's education. This initiative represents the best of what New York City can be. Four years into a decade-long process, the New Century High Schools Initiative has created a portfolio of 75 new small high schools, with 15 more opening in 2005 and 2006, using a selective process that incorporates everything one knows about what works in education--rigorous and relevant curricula, strong parent and community involvement and greater personal attention for every child. These new schools are preparing New York City students to meet the challenges of higher education, work and citizenship in the 21st century. They are moving the City forward.
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Change, School Restructuring, Small Schools, Attendance, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Standardized Tests
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: New Visions for Public Schools
Identifiers - Location: New York