California's Public Schools: A Needs Assessment

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Scott Wildman
DIANE Publishing, Dec 1, 1997 - 55 pages
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In 1996 Calif. adopted the Class Size Reduction program, which created a great immediate need for personnel and facilities in Calif. public educ. Facilities and personnel shortages in the schools are further compounded as Calif. public educ. faces an unparalleled growth in student enrollment. This survey was conducted to determine from each school district's point of view, personnel and facilities needs as well as their ability to meet the needs of a growing student population. This report includes: making government accountable to Calif. taxpayers; survey analysis; Calif.'s projected school needs; and Needs Assessment Survey. Charts and tables.
 

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Page 36 - Legislature also finds that the methods of distribution of computer resources in the public schools will have a substantial effect upon the state's ability to meet the economic, political, and social challenges of the new technological era. Without adequate and early exposure to a basic computer education and computer resources, many students may be placed at a significant disadvantage in their opportunities to secure success in academics and the job market in the future. As females compose...
Page 36 - Ch. 831.) 44276. (a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that California's public school pupils need quality instruction and support in the areas of computer education in order to develop the skills necessary for entry into an increasingly technological society. The Legislature recognizes that computers and other technologies are an integral part of contemporary society and the state educational system. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this section to provide a statewide standard...
Page 36 - Required 18100. The governing board of each school district or community college district shall provide school library services for the pupils and teachers of the district by establishing and maintaining school libraries or by contractual arrangements with another public agency.

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