September 23, 2005

High School Redesign

High school reform focuses on new designs, funding by foundations,High Schools graphic.jpg new schools (in contrast to changing existing schools) and the voice of students (gasp) about their schools. The Annenberg Institute for School Reform gives this topic attention in the latest issue of Voices in Urban Education (VUE) with such articles as:

*Redesigning High School: Whole Systems That Work for All Students

*Portfolios of Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

*Students as Co-constructors of the Learning Experience and Environment: Youth Engagement and High School Reform

*Reinventing High School Accountability: Authenticity, Pressure, and Support

The Annenberg Institute also has a great resource in Tools for School Improvement Planning.

Posted by Wayne Jennings at 12:57 PM | Comments (0)

April 27, 2004

Tools for Creating Alternatives

The Annenberg Institute has referenced an amazing variety of tools such as observation protocols, focus group samples and questions, surveys, questionnaires, and other techniques for use in improving schools. These same tools can be very useful for creating new schools or tuning up alternatives. It's a splendid assortment of devices for leadership, planning, staff development, community connections, student involvement, school climate and school organization.

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