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Schools of the 21st Century Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
UR001853
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Stefanie Caloia.
Finding Aid Date
2011-05-17
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1996 – 2004 (Creation)

Extents

  • 7 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (7 SB)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    Collection is predominately in English; materials in Spanish are indicated at the file level.

  • Abstract

    The Schools of the 21st Century Corporation governed The Detroit Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge provided $500 million in grants to organizations across the United States for the improvement of public schools. Schools for the 21st Century received a $20 million grant and set out to address the goals of increased student achievement, community and parent involvement, and collaboration with outside organizations. The Initiative's mission was to “Institutionalize bold, comprehensive and systemic reform at the local school level, to ensure high levels of student performance and healthy growth and development for all students.” The plan focused on 42 schools divided into 10 clusters, which used various school reform models in their approaches.

    Materials in the collection include reports on the phases of the plan, individual clusters, outside vendor reports, external reviews, Board of Directors meeting minutes, and newsletters and other promotional material.

  • Acquisition

    Collection was acquired by the Walter P. Reuther Library in 2004.

  • Processing History

    Processed and finding aid written by Stefanie Caloia on May 17, 2011.

  • Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Use

    Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

  • Citation Style

    "Schools of the 21st Century Records, Box [#], Folder [#], Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University"

  • History

    The Schools for the 21st Century Corporation governed The Detroit Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge provided $500 million in grants to organizations across the United States for the improvement of public schools. Schools for the 21st Century received a $20 million grant and set out to address the goals of increased student achievement, community and parent involvement, and collaboration with outside organizations. The Initiative's mission was to “Institutionalize bold, comprehensive and systemic reform at the local school level, to ensure high levels of student performance and healthy growth and development for all students.” The plan focused on 42 schools divided into 10 clusters, which used various school reform models in their approaches.

  • Scope and Content

    Materials in the collection include reports on the phases of the plan, individual clusters, outside vendor reports, external reviews, Board of Directors meeting minutes, and newsletters and other promotional material.

    Important Subjects: Achievement tests Activity programs in education Class size Community and school Education Education—Aims and objectives Education—Experimental methods Education—Parent participation Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Urban Educational evaluation Grants-in-aid—Michigan--Detroit Parent-teacher relationships School age childcare—Activity programs School management and administration School improvement programs Summer schools

    Important Names: Annenberg, Walter H. Boone, Johnnie Campbell, Linda Hughes, Jacqueline James, Pamela Mobley, Cecilia

  • Arrangement

    Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collections.

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