New York City's Small School Initiative

By Joel I. Klein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2010

The author, chancellor of the New York City public schools since 2002, describes the Small Schools Initiative in which the city has opened more than 400 new schools, many of which are new small high schools. In these smaller settings, teachers, principals, and counselors can better follow the academic and personal development of individual students to ensure that they do not fall through the cracks. New small schools - whether they are organized around a particular focus or theme - also tend to be successful because most incorporate strong partnerships with community organizations, many of which have been doing excellent work in high-needs neighborhoods around the city for decades and provide a wealth of experience on which our school leaders can draw.

Topic: Organizational Development, Youth, Schools, Education, Partnerships, Students

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Naron Chalew, Gail

Volume/Issue: Vol.85/no.2-3

Page Number(s): 255-258

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Klein, Joel I. New York City's Small School Initiative. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2010: 255-258. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12129


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