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Internet Sites:

• Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Inclusive School Change
Written by Adam Fletcher for The Freechild Project & HumanLinks Foundation. Best practices from across the nation illustrate the actual application of this strategy in diverse settings, and a comprehensive resource listing provides ample footing for educators and students to advocate for and implement Meaningful Student Involvement in their schools.

• The Annenberg Challenge: Lessons and Reflections on School Reform
Available in pdf, this report “describes the Challenge’s achievements in improving urban, rural and arts education.”

• The Question of the Student in Educational Reform
Acknowledging that existing literature on educational reform efforts focuses on the role of teachers, parents, and administrators, this report considers the role of the student in education reform.

• School Reform Proposals: The Research Evidence (2002)
“In order to clarify what we know about effective public schools, the Education Policy Studies Laboratory (EPSL) at Arizona State University invited a group of distinguished education scholars to review the research on a series of education reform topics.” Scroll down the page for links to individual chapters of this report.

• Northwest Regional Education Laboratory — Catalog of School Reform Models
“The Catalog of School Reform Models was designed to help educators find an external model that meets the needs of their school. It provides descriptions of 34 entire-school models plus additional entries on reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and “other” models.”

• Studies of Education Reform
A series of 13 studies of various aspects of education reform funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Areas studied include assessment, technology, parent involvement, educator professionalism, and more. Findings and case study summaries are available online.

• School Choices: The Citizen’s Guide to Education Reform
Offers research and opinions on both sides of the issue of privatization of schools, though conclusions are pro-privatization.

• An Educator’s Guide to Schoolwide Reform
Provides an overview of 24 schoolwide reform approaches. This work was conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under contract to the American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and National Education Association.

• Center for Education Reform
Contains information on various reform efforts including charter schools, vouchers, school choice, etc.

National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform Online Comprehensive School Reform Library
Provides access to references, abstracts, and some full text materials from a variety of sources dealing with the key aspects of comprehensive school reform.

• Comprehensive Center Network
“The Comprehensive Center Network is comprised of 15 Comprehensive Centers (CC) located throughout the country. The US Department of Education established the CC Network to provide technical assistance services focused on the implementation of reform programs.”

• Issues Page: Privatization of Public Education
This site from Education Week provides and overview of public school privatization efforts and provides links to past articles and related web resources.

• Voices From the Field: Stories of Reform in the Words of Practitioners
This online periodical presents education reform experiences from a teacher’s perspectives. Produced by the Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory, a program of The Education Alliance at Brown University.

• ERIC Digest: Systemic Education Reform (1994)

• ERIC Digest: Education Reform and Students at Risk (1997)

• ERIC Digest: Fiscal Policy Issues and School Reform (1990)


• Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Supports research, publications, and action projects of national significance in elementary/secondary education reform. Their website includes several online publications and a collection of education reform related links.
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 223-5452
Fax: (202) 223-9226
Email: fordham@dunst.com

• Annenberg Institute for School Reform
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform promotes and advocates the reform and redesign of American schooling. It strives to study and promote successful change in a substantial number of schools that — in collaboration with their communities — help all children to lean to use their minds well.
Brown University
Box 1985
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401/863-7990
Fax: 401/863-1290
E-mail: AISR_Info@brown.edu

• America’s Choice School Network
America’s Choice School Network, originally NCEE’s National Alliance for Restructuring Education (NARE), offers a comprehensive, research-based design for schools and districts committed to standards-based education. NARE was named as one of the proven design models in the federal Obey-Porter legislation that provides grant funding for the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CSRD) program.
1 Thomas Circle, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel: 202/783-3668
Fax: 202/783-3672
E-mail: info@ncee.org

• National Center For Restructuring Education, Schools, And Teaching
NCREST was founded in 1990 as a consulting firm to help restructure  schools. The NCREST’s mission is to create schools that are centered on learners’ needs for active, experiential, cooperative, and culturally connected learning opportunities that support individual talents and learning styles.
Columbia University
Teachers College
Box 110
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212/678-3432 or 3759
Fax: 212/678-4170

• Center for Leadership in School Reform
CLSR is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to encourage and support the transformation of the existing system of rules, roles, and relationships that govern the way time, people, space, knowledge, and technology are used in schools.
950 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Tel: 502/895-1942
Fax: 502/895-7901
E-mail: info@clsr.org

• National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform
The George Washington University
2121 K Street NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC, 20037-1801
Toll Free Numbers:
Tel: (877) 766-4CSR or 4277
Fax (877) 308-4995

• The Education Leaders Council
1001 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Suite 204
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 822-9000
Fax: (202) 822-5077

• Magnet Schools of America
P.O. 600490
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Phone: (954) 262-5084
Fax: (954) 262-3988