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ERIC Number: EJ759417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-26
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
An Edmonton Journey
Archer, Jeff
Education Week, v24 n20 p33-36 Jan 2005
Educators from the United States flock to Edmonton, Alberta, a district in Canada where schools control 80% of the district's total budget. Education leaders from Chicago, Colorado, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Oakland, California, and the District of Columbia have all flocked to learn about Edmonton's experience with site-based management of its public schools. For more than two decades, U.S. officials have come here to import ideas from what many regard as the most innovative school system in North America. So many, in fact, that Edmonton officials, in the Canadian province of Alberta, are giving serious thought to charging fees as a way to compensate for the time the visits take away from their work. In this article, the author discusses how Edmonton school officials handle their decision making processes under the conditions surrounding the district.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; Canada (Edmonton); Colorado; District of Columbia; Hawaii; Illinois; Minnesota; North America; United States