ERIC Number: EJ997946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Investing in High School
Green, Daniel G.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n8 p28-33 May 2012
Strapped for cash, a Massachusetts high school creates its own venture capital fund to incentivize teachers to create programs that improve student learning. The result has been higher test scores and higher job satisfaction. One important program is credited with helping close the achievement gap at the school, while others have helped ambitious teachers moving into administration. The effort has involved the community and alumni in ways they had not been before.
Descriptors: High Schools, Financial Needs, Fund Raising, School Business Relationship, Nonprofit Organizations, Community Action, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Scores, Job Satisfaction, Mentors, Local Issues, Leadership Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts