Under pressure to reverse the fortunes of New York City’s 94 worst schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio is creating a “war room” at the education department to adapt the statistics-and-accountability program pioneered by his police commissioner and credited with sharply reducing crime.
A mayoral spokesman said the education version of the meetings will usually be at schools and will include the equivalent of “doctors’ rounds,” followed by analysis.
In so-called CompStat meetings, police department bosses grill commanders when crime rises, meticulously track trends, map trouble spots, and demand to know how the precinct leaders will respond. The precise statistics to be tracked in the schools’ version of CompStat have not yet been determined.
A version of this article appeared in the April 01, 2015 edition of Education Week as N.Y.C. to Adapt Strategy Used by Police to Schools