The folks at Catalyst have listed the new schools that have beem AMPED: 18 more schools
granted autonomy, and Which ones made it. According to CPS, there's an event today at 11:30 that will tell us all more about it. (See below).
CPS Cuts More Schools Loose from Central Office
18 Schools Added to AMPS Program
WHO: Arne Duncan, CEO, Chicago Public Schools
Bandolik, Principal, OA
Thorp Scholastic Academy
Megliola Zaikos, Coordinator, AMPS
Principals from across the city
Chicago Public Schools gives 18 elementary schools additional autonomy from
central office oversight.
Monday, March 26
OA Thorp Scholastic Academy
6024 W. Warwick Ave.
Chicago public elementary schools will become Autonomous Management
Performance Schools, or AMPS, in the 2007-2008 school year.
AMPS, a designation that went into effect in the 2005-2006 school year,
gives high performing and rapidly improving elementary and high schools
increased autonomy from the district's central office. With the 18 new
elementary school additions, CPS will have 108 AMPS schools.
AMPS rewards schools by giving them more control in several areas,
including school budgets, facilities, and the school's calendar. AMPS is
also designed to attract quality principals looking for increased control,
learn which district services are indispensable to high-performing schools and
focus on schools with greater need.
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