Webcast for School Improvement Geeks

January 7, 2010 at 3:01 am Leave a comment

For those who like to learn about how massive low-income, underfunded school districts like CPS can improve, here’s a webcast that might be of interest to you.  I suspect that much will be based on the truly challenging environment of the very low-income schools.  I saw a recent documentary on one of these schools and it is pretty astounding what some of these principals have done.  It’s not just a matter of teaching differently or better, but a whole mindset towards the students and parents and how the school involves them and interacts with them.  Unfortunately it feels more like an art than a formula that can be rolled out in CPS.

But if you’re sitting at a desk with listening time, it might be interesting….

This is from the University of Chicago’s UEI (Urban Education Institute):

UEI’s Consortium on Chicago School Research invite you to an online symposium to discuss our forthcoming book

Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago

Join the authors and featured guests in a discussion of the book during a
 LIVE VIDEO WEB CAST
 
January 14, 2010 from 9 AM – 11:00 AM
Register today!
 
Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Sebring, Elaine Allensworth,
Stuart Luppescu, and John Q. Easton*
With commentary from:
Barbara Eason-Watkins,  Joseph McDonald &  Charles Payne
Chicago Public Schools  New York University  University of Chicago

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