Clark County (Nev.) district expands empowerment school program

June 26, 2007
Four more schools will be part of pilot program that gives principals more autonomy and flexibility.

The Clark County (Nev.) district has chosen four more elementary schools become part of an empowerment school pilot program meant to improve student achievement with more funding and flexibility for administrators and staff. Booker, Bracken, Sewell and Ward elementary schools will begin the fall as empowerment schools. The district's current batch of empowerment schools are Adams, Antonello, Culley and Warren elementary schools. Empowerment school principals are given more authority to manage their school budgets and their teachers are allowed leeway to use programs that better fit students' needs.
Click here to read The Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

Earlier: The Clark County (Nev.) School District's experiment with empowerment schools appears to be working, at least with two of the four schools in the pilot program. The first evidence of how the four empowerment schools fared in the district indicates that two schools made significant strides improving student performance, while two others had mixed results. Empowerment schools are campuses where principals get more authority in determining their school's budget and teachers are allowed leeway to determine programs that fit the needs of their schools.
Click here to read The Las Vegas Review-Journal article.

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