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Council of the Great City Schools, 2009
The Council of the Great City Schools reviewed the efforts of the Denver Public School System to improve student achievement, compared the district's practices with those of urban school districts that have seen significant gains in student achievement, and recommended strategies to improve student achievement in Denver. To conduct its work, the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Human Resources, School Districts
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
In 2002, the Council of the Great City Schools evaluated the Dayton Public School System. The Council noted that the district was in crisis, stating bluntly that achievement was low, funding was tenuous, buildings were dilapidated, and the public was looking at its options. The organization proposed a series of major instructional and budgetary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Seattle Public Schools serve one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The school system's enrollment represents many racial and ethnic groups and includes students from around the world who come to Seattle speaking many languages and families who came to the city generations ago. The challenge facing Seattle and all other major…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Ethnic Groups, State Standards
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have been battered by substantial outside forces over the last decade. The school system was taken over by the state; its elected school board was dissolved and replaced by an appointed body; its many operating systems were privatized; its citizenry were encouraged to flee to charter schools; and its resources have…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Textbooks, State Standards