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Document Number: 6909

Put Learning First: A Portfolio Approach to Public Schools - This brief argues for a portfolio approach to public schools. A portfolio-based system would allow school boards to customize schools to their studentsí diverse needs within the framework of public education. Such a system would have eight key features: (1) public oversight; (2) public funding; (3) concentration of resources near the student; (4) strategic use of community resources; (5) rewards for high performance; (6) openness to promising ideas, people, and organizations; (7) free movement of dollars, students and educators; and (8) An environment of support for both new and existing schools. (Paul T. Hill, Progressive Policy Institute, February 2006) ...

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