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Amlung, Susan

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Works: 13 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 110 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HJ4121.N72, 336.2209747
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Most widely held works by Susan Amlung
School decentralization in New York City by David Rogers( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the New York City public school system's experiences with decentralization since 1970. The report includes an introductory chapter explaining the conditions that led to the adoption of decentralization; analytical case studies of eight New York City decentralized school districts; and two concluding chapters on findings and implications. The case studies describe the context of decentralization in each district; relationships between school boards and superintendents and between district offices and schools, professional staff, and the community; emergent management styles; and the effects of decentralization on student performance, attendance, and later academic attainment. It is suggested that the New York City experience does not provide an extensive test of decentralization because of legal ambiguities and inadequate implementation. Nevertheless, it is concluded that even with limited decentralization, significant improvements are evident. Among the findings of the study are: 1) student performance improved in many poor, minority districts; 2) the number of curriculum innovations, staff training programs, and programs to link schools and communities increased markedly; 3) more positive changes occurred in districts where superintendents had greater authority and office staffs were more stable; 4) effective superintendents' management styles varied; and 5) decentralization did not enhance parent participation. The report presents a model outlining the elements of district effectiveness, and concludes by identifying some unresolved problems in decentralizing districts. (Author/MJL)
Toward an evaluation of the property tax system in New York State by Susan Amlung( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A citizens' guide to the New York City school budget by Susan Amlung( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the labyrinth : New York City high school admissions by N.Y.) Educational Priorities Panel (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City middle school students must file a high school application, and in order to obtain a seat in a school other than the neighborhood zoned high school, must engage in a lengthy and complicated procedure. Evaluation of the applications process suggests that its presumed goal of placing students in appropriate high school programs while offering them the maximum program options is not being met. Competition for placement in a special program is intense, and in most cases, students who fail to gain acceptance must attend neighborhood schools. In 1984, more than a third of the 91,000 students who applied were not admitted to any of their choice schools. Computerization has simplified the process, and made admissions into unscreened programs more objective, but admission into screened programs and educational options programs is still at the discretion of individuals schools. Six separate Board of Education offices are involved in admissions, which costs more than $2.5 million at the central level alone. Students are not given enough time between receiving the Directory of High Schools and the time they must file applications. The Directory, moreover, provides sparse information about program offerings and no information on chances of admission into any specialized programs. Finally, most guidance counselors at the middle schools do not understand the admissions process and have limited access to admissions information. Recommendations include more funding and more training for involved middle school staff. Seven appendices include the New York City High School application form and provide data on popular programs, new programs, high school guidance expenditures and high school principal survey results. (Kh)
First steps toward fairness : high school funding, 1985-88 by N.Y.) Educational Priorities Panel (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In short supply : a study of the purchasing of supplies and equipment in the New York City public schools by N.Y.) Educational Priorities Panel (New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extra-curricular activities in New York City high schools : a monitoring survey( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Citizen's Guide to the New York State School Aid Formula, 1980-81 by Susan Amlung( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This handbook was prepared in response to a 1978 New York State Supreme Court decision which ruled that the funding of education in New York violated the equal protection clause and the education clause of the State Constitution. The Court instructed the State Legislature to enact a more equitable way to finance public education. Written for the general public, the handbook explains the State's current system of school funding, demonstrates why the system is not adequate, and presents some alternatives to old policies. (Author/MK)
Public contracts for human services by Robin Willner( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Business employment training for youth : first year final report, September 1982 to September 1983 by New York Interface Development Project( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charting new directions : a budget analysis of the Division of Special Education( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guia para el ciudadano sobre el presupuesto escolar de la Ciudad de Nueva York by Susan Amlung( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reducing youth unemployment in New York City : the case for a fresh approach by New York Interface Development Project( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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