The twelfth edition of Beating the Odds gives the nation an in‐depth look at how big‐city schools are progressing toward the academic goals and standards set by the states.
In the fall of 2012, the Council of the Great City Schools received a grant from The Wallace Foundation to further investigate the ways principal supervisors are selected, supported, and evaluated in major school districts across the country, looking specifically at the roles and responsibilities of staff in these positions. Publication date: Fall 2013
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 perfor-mance indicators (KPIs) in various non-academic operations of school district man-agement. The operational areas include finance (accounts payable, cash manage-ment, compensation, financial management, grants management, procurement, and risk management); business services (food services, maintenance and facilities, safe-ty and security, and transportation); human resources; and information technology.
The Council of the Great City Schools surveyed the progress urban public school districts are making in implementing the CCSS. This reportpresents the results from this second-year survey.
The Council of the Great City Schools commissioned a series of solution briefs from some of the nation’s leading scholars and experts to help us think through an effective set of strategies to address the academic needs of African American males. This e-book is a compilation of those papers. Publication date: December 2012
This report is the result of a survey administered to 67 Council member urban public school districts about the characteristics and roles of principal supervisors, the professional development provided to them and the perceived effectiveness of their principal-evaluation system. Publication date: March 2013
This report by the Council presents the results of a yearlong effort to compile data on English Language Learners enrollment and programs in our Great City School districts. Publication date: March 2013
The purpose of this report is to examine how district- and school-level staff members acquire and use instructional materials for English Language Learners. Publication date: March 2013
In 2012, the Council administered a survey to member public school districts to measure the state of implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This report contains the results of that survey. Publication date: January 2013
This report contains data that the Council collected via survey from 31 major urban school districts regarding the specific program impact from sequestration, and the complications the cuts would cause. Publication date: December 2012
This paper outlines the key components of an integrated, multi-tiered system ofinstruction, interventions, and academic and behavioral supports needed by school districts in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Publication date: October 2012
In this document, members of the nation’s leading urban school districts, academics and scholars and community activists, outline the steps that schools must take to increase African American male access to rigorous core instruction, elevate the quality of education, strengthen personal and social supports needed to bolster young black males’ achievement, and overturn the low expectations that were born of one group’s misbegotten sense of superiority over another. Publication date: October 2012
This analysis presents a summary of reading and mathematics achievement as well as demographic data for 67 of the nation’s major city school systems. It provides an analysis of state assessment data from spring 2008 through spring 2011. Publication date: October 2012
Publication Date: October 2012