Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Volume 21 | 2005

Volume 21 | 2005 | Issue 4

Using Advocacy and Communication to Create and Sustain Essential Schools: This issue focuses on ways that Essential School communities have contributed to politcal action to create policy environments that support the CES Common Principles. Ann Cook and Phyllis Tashlik of the New York Standards Consortium discuss the challenges persented to performanced-based assessment by the New York State Department of Education, Steve Jubb of BayCES talks about how to create alliances to change district policies and Albuquerque's Amy Biel High School details their communication and advocacy strategies which have helped them meet stragic legislative goals. Download PDF

Volume 21 | 2005 | Issue 3

District Change to Support Essential Schools: This issue focuses on creating school districts that support Essential schools, with case studies of Boston, Indianapolis, Maplewood Public Schools, Colorado, and Humble, Texas. Also featured: interviews with school reform leaders Theodore R. Sizer, New York City Public Schools' Chief Academic Officer for New Schools Eric Nadelstern, and Warren Simmons, Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Download PDF

Volume 21 | 2005 | Issue 2

Inclusion and Learning Differences in Essential Schools: This issue of Horace forcuses on inclusion that creates full access for students with language-based learning disabilities as a way to focus specifically on issues of teaching and learning. Accounts from Anne Clark (Boston Arts Academy) and others help frame the discussion. Download PDF