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Document Number: 3298

Transforming Public Schools: Year Two Summary Report - The Houston Annenberg Challenge (HAC) was launched in 1997 with a grant of $60 million over five years to sustain, expand and generate reform in metropolitan Houston public schools. The HAC leadership encourages local planning and ownership in reform efforts and argues for local program design, believing that a local approach leads to more successful and enduring change. Furthermore, HAC encourages school-based planners to build upon existing reform efforts to create a more comprehensive and coherent effort. All the HAC schools have four common objectives: high expectations and improved academic achievement; a personalized learning environment; a learning community of professionals focused on childrenís academic needs; and a collaborative network among schools, parents and the local business community. This year-two evaluation assesses HACís accomplishments and efforts in three broad areas: student outcomes, school development and building support for systemic change. Certain questions direct the evaluation in these areas. (Pedro Reyes and Joy C. Phillips, University of Texas at Austin, August 2001)...


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