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ERIC Number: EJ796360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Creating Excellent and Equitable Schools
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Friedlaender, Diane
Educational Leadership, v65 n8 p14-21 May 2008
Educators Linda Darling-Hammond and Diane Friedlaender share findings from their recent report highlighting five California high schools that have beaten the odds in supporting the success of low-income students of color. Animo Inglewood Charter High School, Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy, June Jordan School for Equity, Leadership High School, and New Technology High School are located in California's largest cities and are nonselective in their admissions, but they have graduation rates and college-going rates significantly higher than the state average. All five schools provide personalized settings, offer rigorous and relevant instruction, and promote professional learning and collaboration. The study also identified four policy areas that influence the ability of high schools to enable students of color to succeed: organization and governance (for example, state and federal policies need to favor the creation of small high schools); human capital (for example, policies should ensure the creation of effective training programs for both teachers and principals); curriculum and assessment (for example, policies should promote the use of performance assessments and the practice of collectively scoring assessments); and funding (for example, policies should make funding more equitable by establishing weighted student funding formulas. Funds would follow the student and additional funding would be allocated for students with the greatest needs). (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California