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Title:Chicago Public Schools' Academic Probation Process: Insights Into a Process for Improving Failing Schools
Author(s):Harvey, Patricia Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rodgers, Frederick A.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract:This study describes the Academic Probation Program in Chicago, Illinois, a support program started for the 109 lowest performing schools in the district. The schools are given the opportunity to choose from a selection of external partners, and are assigned a probation manager to guide improvement efforts paid for by the district and to assist the school in turning around student performance. Recognizing that principals often are overwhelmed by administrative issues, the district assigns a school operations manager or business manager intern to deal with fiscal and administrative issues so that the principal can focus on instructional issues. This study was undertaken to chronicle the emergence of the program, and to provide descriptions of its implementation and operation, during its first two years, 1995--96, and 1996.
Issue Date:1999
Description:218 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9944875
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1999

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