Strategic Support Team

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    Improving Special Education Services in the Sacramento Unified School District
     
    The Council was asked to to review the district’s services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to improve performance and narrow the achievement gap between these students and their nondisabled peers. This report was designed to help SCUSD achieve its goal and to maximize the district’s capacity to educate all students effectively.
    176 pages
    Spring 2017
     
     
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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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    Improving Special Education Services in the Buffalo Public Schools, Report of the Council of the Great City Schools Strategic Support Team
     
    This report is a review of Buffalo Public Schools' services for students with disabilities and provides recommendations to improve those services and narrow the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers.
    147 pages
    May 2014
     
     
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    Improving Middle School Achievement in the Norfolk Public Schools: Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools
     
    This report provides recommendations to the Norfolk School District about improving student mathematics, reading, and social studies achievement in grades six through eight.
    113 pages
    Summer 2012
     
     
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    Raising the Achievement of English Language Learners in the Providence Schools: Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools
     
    This report lists a series of recommendations to raise the academic achievement among English language learners (ELL) in the Providence Public Schools.
    193 pages
    Winter 2011-2012
     
     
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    Improving K-8 Mathematics Achievement in the Anchorage School District
     
    This report lists a series of recommendations to the Anchorage School District about improving student mathematics achievement in kindergarten through eighth grades (K-8).
    158 pages
    Summer 2011
     
     
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    Improving Special Education Services in the Pittsburgh Public Schools
     
    This report presents the Council's findings, along with recommendations to strengthen the district's general education interventions and special education services for its students with disabilities.
    81 pages
    Winter 2009-2010