ERIC Number: EJ700594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-29
Reference Count: N/A
Project Surveys Community Based Organizations High Schools
Black Issues in Higher Education, v20 n25 p7 Jan 2004
A new report aims to promote awareness at the state level of the importance of Community Based Organizations (CBO) high schools, highlighting the promising lessons these schools hold for improving the educational outcomes of youth at risk of school failure or dropping out. This document briefly analyzes the report, "CBO High Schools: Their Value and Their Needs in an Era of Accountability," released by the Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO) High Poverty Schools Initiative. It is based on a survey of six CBO high schools in five states and the local and state educational agencies that provide them support. Key recommendations focus on improving data collection to enhance standards alignment and instructional methods; developing, supporting and strengthening existing networks at the state and local level; ensuring that CBO schools receive their fair share of state resources; and providing strategic supports to improve instructional practice and expand the recruitment pool among teachers.
Descriptors: High Risk Students, High Schools, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Data Collection, Academic Achievement, Poverty, Public Agencies
Cox Matthews and Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030-3136. Web site: http://www.blackissues.com.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001