Schools of the 21st Century Records

Accession Number: 
UR001853
Extent: 
7 linear feet (7 SB)
Date: 
1996-2004

The Schools of the 21st Century Corporation governed The Detroit Annenberg Challenge. The Annenberg Challenge provided $500 million in grants to organizations across the United States for the improvement of public schools. Schools for the 21st Century received a $20 million grant and set out to address the goals of increased student achievement, community and parent involvement, and collaboration with outside organizations. The Initiative's mission was to “Institutionalize bold, comprehensive and systemic reform at the local school level, to ensure high levels of student performance and healthy growth and development for all students.” The plan focused on 42 schools divided into 10 clusters, which used various school reform models in their approaches.

Materials in the collection include reports on the phases of the plan, individual clusters, outside vendor reports, external reviews, Board of Directors meeting minutes, and newsletters and other promotional material.

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