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High School Reform, Chicago Style

Given the Duncan speech on curricular reform, I'm particularly thanksful to a kind reader for reminding me about this recent EdWeek article about efforts in Chicago (and elsewhere) to move past school size and governance and focus on curriculum and instruction: 

"In taking a more centrally managed approach to high school curricula, Chicago joins a small but growing cadre of school districts nationwide,
including Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Portland, Ore," states the article (Getting Down to the Core). "The
switch represents a distinct culture change in a world where teachers
and schools have been accustomed to choosing or writing their own
material."

All your favorites are there -- Duncan, Pittman, Radner, Klonsky, CASE.  Check it out.  There's even a reference to this blog. For previous discussions of the HST initiative, look here and here or use the search box below left.

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