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ERIC Number: ED541790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Realigning Resources for District Success: Duval County Public Schools Final Report. Executive Summary
Travers, Jonathan; Ferris, Kristen
Education Resource Strategies
Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) is poised to take action today that will lead to serving all students more effectively. Although the challenges are significant, including deep budget cuts, the district made the strategic choice to look thoroughly at how resources are currently allocated and now has a foundation for making decisions that will lead to greater teaching effectiveness, more successful turnaround schools, and targeted attention for students who need it most. This report lays out what has to be done, why and how. It shows that DCPS will have to make tough trade-offs, continue to work hard and to make the most of exceptional community support. It won't be easy, but the return on investment for the students of Duval County and the community more broadly warrants the effort. Like most school districts in the United States, DCPS has experienced deep budget cuts over the last few years and faces additional cuts in the near future. Duval County, like many districts, also faces a significant achievement gap between higher poverty and minority students and their peers. Rather than do less with a shrinking budget, DCPS must rethink resources to do more, both raising the bar and closing the gap. This report describes how DCPS, even with its low funding level, can reduce costs, rethink resource use, and make limited new investments that will improve teaching effectiveness and overall student performance. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [For the full report, "Realigning Resources for District Success: Duval County Public Schools Final Report," see ED541786.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Education Resource Strategies
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States