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A Framework for Re-envisioning Mathematics Instruction for English Language Learners
 
The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of ELLs, addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics.
46 pages
December 2016
 
 
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Enterprise Risk Management in the Great City Schools
 
The challenge for members of the Council of the Great City Schools is to identify best practices in managing risk, referred to in this paper as Enterprise Risk Management or ERM. The purpose of this white paper is to present key concepts of ERM and enhance the understanding of how to apply ERM to a K-12 public school setting.
24 pages
May 2016
 
 
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Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools 2016, Results from Fiscal Year 2014-15
 
Managing for Results in America’s Great City Schools are components of the Performance Management and Benchmarking Project, an initiative created by the Council to define, gather, and report data on key performance indicators (KPIs) in various non-academic operations of school district management.
190 pages
October 2016
 
 
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Review of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Organization, Instruction, Research and Operations
 
The Council was asked to provide a high level review of the school district’s organizational structure, staffing levels, instructional program, financial operations and business services, disciplinary policies, and research and data functions. The report provides recommendations that would help the Pittsburgh Public Schools improve student outcomes and optimize its administrative structure and operations to achieve greater effectiveness.
175 pages
December 2016
 
 
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Review of the Transportation Program of the Omaha Public Schools
 
The Council reviewed the district’s transportation program and offers recommendations to improve the transportation's program internal and external communications processes, and ways to provide more effective communications and outcomes.
37 pages
Fall 2016
 
 
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Souvenir Journal, Celebrating 60 Years of Service to America's Urban Public Schools
 
This Souvenir Journal commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Council of the Great City Schools and chronicles the growth of the Council through it 60-year history.
58 pages
October 2016
 
 
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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Guidance: An Update
 
For the last several years, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has been aggressively enforcing federal civil rights laws in school districts across the country. After providing a brief background on OCR and the laws it enforces, this article describes OCR’s efforts to enforce such laws through guidance, enforcement, and transparency. It concludes with a brief discussion of what school districts can expect when OCR initiates an investigation.
20 pages
May 2016
 
 

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