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Education and Employment - Second Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 29 February 2000.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

REPORT

Introduction

Standards-based reform

Charter Schools

Use of information technology

The role of the business community

The role of higher education and philanthropic institutions

Annex A. Terms of Reference: The Role of Private Companies in the Management and Supply of State Education Services

Annex B. Terms of Reference: Standards—Disadvantage and Opportunity: Raising Standards in Disadvantaged Urban Communities

Annex C. Notes of Meetings held in Boston and North Carolina

A.  NOTES OF MEETINGS HELD IN BOSTON

Meeting with Dr Charles Desmond, Associate Chancellor for School and Community Relations, and Dr Neill Bruss, Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Monday 11 October 1999

Meeting with Mr John Silber, Chancellor, Boston University and past chairman, Massachusetts Board of Education, Monday 11 October 1999

Meeting with Charles Willie, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Monday 11 October 1999

Meeting with Mr Joshua Solomon, Vice-President for Business Development, Advantage Schools, Monday 11 October 1999

Meeting with Mr Jim Peyser, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Education and Executive Director, Pioneer Institute; joined by Mr Edward Kirby, Massachusetts Associate Commissioner of Education for Charter Schools and Ms Linda Brown, Director, Charter School Resource Centre, Pioneer Institute, Monday 11 October 1999

Meeting with Dr Thomas Payzant, Superintendent of Schools, City of Boston, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting with Dr Steven Leonard, Principal, Burke High School, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting with Ann Connolly Tolkoff, teacher and co-founder, City on a Hill Charter School, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting with Roger Harris, Principal and colleagues, Boston Renaissance School, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting with Dr Deborah Meier, Principal and colleagues, Mission Hill School, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Meeting with Northeastern University School of Education, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Meeting with Neil Sullivan, Director, Boston Private Industry Council, Tuesday 12 October 1999

Meeting with Ellen Guiney, Director, Boston Plan for Excellence, Tuesday 12 October 1999

B.  NOTES OF MEETINGS HELD IN NORTH CAROLINA

Meeting with Mr John Dornan, President, Public School Forum of North Carolina, Wednesday 13 October 1999

Meeting with Mr Michael E Ward, State Superintendent for Public Instruction, Thursday 14 October 1999

Visit South Johnston High School with delegates to Education/Business Council Conference:

Presentation from Mr Jim Crausby, Johnston County School Superintendent and Mr Ed Croom, Principal, Thursday 14 October 1999

Presentation from Mr Tom Williams, Executive Director, North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE), Thursday 14 October 1999

Presentation from Mr Tom Houlihan, NC Partnership for Excellence (NCPE), Thursday 14 October 1999

Presentation from Linda Ridout, Careers Development Co-ordinator, Judy Rose, Director, Academy for Vocational Qualifications and students, South Johnston High School, Thursday 14 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting with Dolores Gill, Principal and Mr Kenneth Bennett, Vice-Principal, Benson Elementary School, Thursday 14 October 1999

Meeting with Mr Marvin Pittman and Carolyn Cobb, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Thursday 14 October 1999

Meeting at Dover Resource Centre Kids' Café with Phylis Sharpe, Parentscope facilitator, Arvella Brown: Earlene Philips, The Food Bank; Roberta, Angela and Sarah, mothers, Thursday 14 October 1999

Presentation on 'Smart Start'. Meeting with Karen Ponder, Director, North Carolina Partnership for Children, Friday 15 October 1999

Meeting at YMCA Early Childhood Centre, Durham with Susan Ruth, Durham County Department of Public Instruction and Karenne Berry Mills, Vice-President for Family Affairs, YMCA Durham, Friday 15 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting at SPARC Academy, St Augustine's College with Jackie Mburu, Principal and Dr Grova Bridgers, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Friday 15 October 1999

Visit to School: Meeting at Fred A Smith Elementary School with Suzanne Warren, Principal and Brenda Baker, former Principal, Friday 15 October 1999

Lunch with the North Carolina Association of Teachers: Mr John Wilson, Executive Director, Geraldine McNeil, President, and colleagues, Friday 15 October 1999

Meeting with Dr Anthony Habit, President, Wake Education Partnership and Linda Harrill, President, North Carolina Community in Schools Program, Friday 15 October 1999

Wrap-up session with Mr John Dornan, President, Public School Forum of North Carolina and Dr Henry Johnson, Associate Superintendent, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Friday 15 October 1999

Annex D. Proceedings of the Education Sub-committee relating to the Report

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

LIST OF REPORTS


 
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