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Kim, Juli; Field, Tim; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2019
Across the United States, a movement to create a new kind of public school--"autonomous district schools"--is giving districts the freedoms charter schools receive. Like charter schools, autonomous district schools are freed from innovation-inhibiting state and district policies, allowing talented educators to make academic and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Public Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, much…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Nir, Adam; Ben-David, Adi; Bogler, Ronit; Inbar, Dan; Zohar, Anat – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze two parallel processes in the Israeli educational system: first, the idea of school autonomy, exploring its origins and its pedagogical implications and effectiveness; and second, the development of the progressive education evident mainly in the cognitive domain of twenty-first century skills (21st…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
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Durst, Anne – Teachers College Record, 2005
While teaching in a California charter school in the late 1990s, I had the experience of working one year under the dictates of a highly scripted curricular program and the next year in the absence of an effectively crafted instructional plan. In both cases it proved difficult for teachers to provide quality instruction to students. In an effort…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Innovation, Laboratory Schools, Intellectual Freedom
Jayatilleke, Raja, Comp. – 1976
This is the second of a series of Capsule Bibliographies on current issues on urban and minority education. It is a selection from a computer search using suitable descriptors matched against a standard Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse profile for urban and minority concepts. Such descriptors (subject headings) as…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Community Schools, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources
Corwin, Ronald G., Ed.; Flaherty, John F., Ed. – 1995
The charter-schools movement provides the opportunity to observe whether granting schools freedom from most state regulations actually produces more freedom for school administrators and teachers, and whether this autonomy produces other distinctive outcomes. This report summarizes findings of Southwest Regional Laboratory's (SWRL's) statewide…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Charter Schools, Contracts, Educational Innovation
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. – 1974
This survey provides a moderately detailed description of each of 13 projects funded under 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III. Freedom High School is an alternative school. The Resource Room for Visually Impaired Children was established in 1972. The Remediating Motor Dysfunction project helps elementary school students to enter a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Compensatory Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources
Fernandez, deKoven Pelton; Astuto, Terry A. – 1994
What would a school that is responsive to the needs of girls look like? This paper presents findings of a study that sought to synthesize research and commentaries that develop, articulate, or use a feminist critique. It also attempted to identify a set of feminist thought and action to serve as building blocks of an alternative structure for…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. – 1998
This document summarizes annual reports provided by Massachusetts' charter schools. It is supplemented with information from reports required of all public schools in the state and provides profiles of the 24 charter schools that were operating in 1997-98. The report opens with an overview of the four common features of charter schools--freedom,…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Charter Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation
Larson, Colleen; And Others – 1990
A comprehensive review of educational choice literature and selected programs compose part 1 of this report. "Educational choice" is a catchall term encompassing a variety of strategies to grant parents the freedom to select schools, educational programs, or sets of courses based on the specific interests and needs of their children.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning
Lawrence, Charles – Inequality Educ, 1970
Descriptors: Community Control, Educational Innovation, Freedom Schools, Nontraditional Education
Rensenbrink, John – 1976
This report describes a study that examined the process of educational reform and sought to determine how and why internal changes occur in the evolution of an educational program. The author studied the progress of four educational reforms in the Brunswick-Freeport area of midcoast Maine, including the introduction of significant changes in the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education
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Firestone, William A. – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1976
A study of three schools is presented. The causes of internal conflicts which often lead to the demise of such schools are discussed. Article concludes that despite their transient nature, these schools serve an important purpose, both as legitimate educational alternatives and as examples of new methods for existing schools. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Experimental Schools, Freedom Schools
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. – 1973
This brief overview of the growing alternative school movement emphasizes those features of alternative schools that are of most interest to school administrators. There is some discussion of different forms of alternative schools that have been tried, but attention is mainly focused on the general characteristics common to most alternative…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities
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