• Strategic Support Team Reports

    These reports are the most current reports produced by the Council's "Cities Building Cities" program, which provides technical assistance to member urban school districts.
     
     
     Anchorage Report

    Review of the Organizational Structure and Staffing Levels of the Anchorage School District

    This report reviews the Anchorage School District organizational structure, staffing levels, resource usage, and operations and provides recommendations that would help the district optimize its administrative structure and operations to achieve greater operational efficiences, effectiveness, and sustainability.  
     
     Publication Date: June 2012

     Download report- 62 pages
     
     
     
     
    Fresno report

    Review of the Instructional Program of the Fresno Unified School District

     This report presents the Council's findings, along with recommendations, to improve the school system’s academic program.
     
     Publication Date: April 2012

     Download report- 62 pages
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Providence report
     

    Raising the Achievement of English Language Learners in the Providence Public School District

    This report lists a series of recommendations to raise the academic achievement among English language learners (ELL) in the Providence Public Schools.  
     
    Publication Date: Winter 2011-12

    Download report- 193 pages
     
     
     
    Providence Report

    Improving Special Education Services in the Providence Public School District

    This report lists a series of recommendations to the Providence Public School District's Office of Special Education that would help to create and provide effective and quality programming to support students with disabilities and students at risk.  
     
    Publication Date: Summer 2011

    Download report- 159 pages
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Anchorage report
    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).
    Publication date: Summer 2011

    Download report- 158 pages
      
     
     

    Buffalo Report
    Raising the Achievement of English Language Learners in The Buffalo Public Schools

    Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools
    This report spells out a series of strategies that will bring English Language Learners into the instructional mainstream and improve their achievement.Publication date: Winter 2009-2010

    Download report- 158 pages
     
     

     

    Anchorage Report
    Improving Special Education Services in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

    Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City 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.

    Publication date: Winter 2009-2010

    Download report- 81 pages