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Darden, Edwin C. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Argues that the biggest obstacle to urban education reform is the unwillingness of educators to discuss the impact of increased racial and ethnic segregation on student achievement. Poverty is discussed, but not race. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Simpson, John O. – American School Board Journal, 2003
Describes the use of total quality management to improve the academic achievement of students in Norfolk (Virginia) Public Schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Total Quality Management
Imber, Michael – American School Board Journal, 2003
As David Tyack and Larry Cuban demonstrate in "Tinkering Toward Utopia," the history of U.S. education reforms is that of mixed success and failure. Characteristics of reforms that take hold in schools include those that involve building new facilities, are easy to administer, and are legally mandated. Another major school reform…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational History
Hardy, Lawrence – American School Board Journal, 2003
A brief overview of national issues in public education in 2002. Discusses the views of advocates and opponents of the No Child Left Behind Act and the school voucher movement; federal, state, and local government challenges to local school board authority; and school funding and general economic issues. (WFA)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy
Newsom, John – American School Board Journal, 2003
Discusses efforts by a number of states to comply with the standards and accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. Focuses on the challenges and costs of creating new tests and presents the timeline through 2014 for compliance. (Contains 11 online resources.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Educational Change
Bainbridge, William L.; Tocco, Thomas S. – American School Board Journal, 2003
A school-district audit in Florida highlights the stellar program and results at Polk County's Inwood Elementary School. Principal Sue Buckner demands that parents, stepparents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and neighbors participate in Inwood's success. A sidebar summarizes the audit procedures and findings. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audits (Verification), Awards, Economically Disadvantaged
Hess, Frederick M. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Proposes a radical overhaul of teacher certification (licensure) through, for example, the creation of "competitive certification" zones, expanding alternative certification programs, and improving the content basis of licensure examinations. (PKP)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Certification
Vander Ark, Tom – American School Board Journal, 2002
Argues for the creation of smaller high schools based on several models. Describes how some districts established small schools. Predicts that more small schools will be created in the future. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, High Schools, School Size
Fowler-Finn, Thomas – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes how the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Community Schools improved black students' academic achievement by developing a core curriculum and creating a student-centered learning environment focusing on individualized learning. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Black Students, Core Curriculum
McAdams, Donald R. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Argues that urban school boards must understand and practice good governance and reform leadership to create functional, effective school districts. Describes how this can be accomplished by adopting high expectations for student performance, becoming leaders in the community, practicing the fundamentals of good governance, and formulating a…
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Describes seven urban school districts that implemented effective reform plans: Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia; Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston Independent School District, Texas; Sacramento Unified School District, California; Seattle Public Schools, Washington; and Wichita…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Schools
Vail, Kathleen – American School Board Journal, 2002
Discuss issues related to corporate foundation support of urban public-school reform efforts. (PKP)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Financial Support
Riley, Richard W. – American School Board Journal, 2002
Argues that school boards must focus on improving academic achievement within the context of budget cuts, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that educational vouchers are constitutional. Recommends affirmative school-board action such as developing school-community partnerships. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Board of Education Role, Court Litigation
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 2002
Reports mixed evidence regarding the success of charter schools after 10 years, especially on the issue of academic achievement. Includes brief summaries of four recent studies on charter schools. Describes growth of for- profit and online charter schools. (PKP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Change
Jones, Rebecca – American School Board Journal, 2001
Reviews nine notable education books of 2000, including Jeannie Chall's "The Academic Achievement Challenge," Jonathan Kozol's "Ordinary Resurrections," Chester Finn's "Charter Schools in Action," Neil Howe and William Strauss's "Millennials Rising," Meredith Maran's "Class Dismissed," Paul T. Hill's "It Takes a City," and Diane Ravitch's "Left…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Books, Charter Schools, Competition
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