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ERIC Number: EJ759424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-9
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
For-Profit Writes Mandatory Courses for Philadelphia High Schools
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v24 n22 p1, 14-15 Feb 2005
This article reports how Kaplan K12 Learning Services Group, a division of Kaplan Inc., has developed a new, standardized college-preparatory curriculum for the Philadelphia school district. The curriculum, which made its debut in the Philadelphia district in 2005, was a critical element in the district leadership's plan to improve secondary education. Philadelphia's experiences has offered an example to policymakers and educators in how far schools must go in mandating course content at the secondary level. Philadelphia's example was also an experiment in opening doors for profit-making companies to write such curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania