Community Schools In Action

Author: Joy G. Dryfoos
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195343649
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A community school differs from other public schools in important ways: it is generally open most of the time, governed by a partnership between the school system and a community agency, and offers a broad array of health and social services. It often has an extended day before and after school, features parent involvement programs, and works for community enrichment. How should such a school be structured? How can its success be measured? Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice presents the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) approach to creating community schools for the 21st century. CAS began this work more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in three low-income areas of New York City. Through a technical assistance center operated by CAS, hundreds of other schools across the country and the world are adapting this model. Based on their own experiences working with community schools, the contributors to the volume supply invaluable information about the selected program components. They describe how and why CAS started its community school initiative and explain how CAS community schools are organized, integrated with the school system, sustained, and evaluated. The book also includes several contributions from experts outside of CAS: a city superintendent, an architect, and the director of the Coalition for Community Schools. Co-editors Joy Dryfoos, an authority on community schools, and Jane Quinn, CAS's Assistant Executive Director of Community Schools, have teamed up with freelance writer Carol Barkin to provide commentary linking the various components together. For those interested in transforming their schools into effective child- and family-centered institutions, this book provides a detailed road map. For those concerned with educational and social policy, the book offers a unique example of research-based action that has significant implications for our society.

Community Schools In Action Classic Reprint

Author: Elsie Ripley Clapp
Editor: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781396796982
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Excerpt from Community Schools in Action This, then, is one point I would underscore. Here is one report of one of the small number of schools in our country which have made a reality out of theories about the social func tion of schools, and which has done it by creating a school to which Lincoln's words about democratic government apply: a school not only for, but of and by the community; the teach ers being leaders in the movement, since they are themselves so identified with the community. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Inclusive Schools In Action

Author: James McLeskey
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203898
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Offers a ten-step plan to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for students with or without disabilities.

Library List

Author: National Agricultural Library (U.S.)
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Charter Schools In Action

Author: Chester E. Finn, Jr.
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400823413
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Can charter schools save public education? This radical question has unleashed a flood of opinions from Americans struggling with the contentious challenges of education reform. There has been plenty of heat over charter schools and their implications, but, until now, not much light. This important new book supplies plenty of illumination. Charter schools--independently operated public schools of choice--have existed in the United States only since 1992, yet there are already over 1,500 of them. How are they doing? Here prominent education analysts Chester Finn, Bruno Manno, and Gregg Vanourek offer the richest data available on the successes and failures of this exciting but controversial approach to education reform. After studying one hundred schools, interviewing hundreds of participants, surveying thousands more, and analyzing the most current data, they have compiled today's most authoritative, comprehensive explanation and appraisal of the charter phenomenon. Fact-filled, clear-eyed, and hard-hitting, this is the book for anyone concerned about public education and interested in the role of charter schools in its renewal. Can charter schools boost student achievement, drive educational innovation, and develop a new model of accountability for public schools? Where did the idea of charter schools come from? What would the future hold if this phenomenon spreads? These are some of the questions that this book answers. It addresses pupil performance, enrollment patterns, school start-up problems, charges of inequity, and smoldering political battles. It features close-up looks at five real--and very different--charter schools and two school districts that have been deeply affected by the charter movement, including their setbacks and triumphs. After outlining a new model of education accountability and describing how charter schools often lead to community renewal, the authors take the reader on an imaginary tour of a charter-based school system. Charter schools are the most vibrant force in education today. This book suggests that their legacy will consist not only of helping millions of families obtain a better education for their children but also in renewing American public education itself.

School Improvement In Action

Author: Thomas Fleming
Editor: SAEE
ISBN: 097340468X
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The Full Service Community School Movement

Author: J. Richardson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230101569
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This book contributes in multiple dimensions to the educational literature through an articulation of T.J. and Anita Anderson's vision; how the community and faculty adopted the vision; what it meant in practical terms to matriculating students and their families; and, espouses lessons applicable in the 21st Century.

Essentials Of The Philippine Educational System

Author: Florencio P. Fresnoza
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Agency Administrator Perceptions Of Community School Director Leadership Effectiveness

Author: Donald Tobias
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The Origin And Development Of The Community School Concept

Author: Robert Alfred Naslund
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Schools And Neighbors In Action

Author: Mark A. McCloskey
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Resources In Education

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Community Schools

Author: JoAnne Ferrara
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475831420
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Ferrara, Jacobson, and their colleagues illuminate how community schools become a comprehensive, place-based strategy that both supports high-quality teaching and learning and addresses out-of-school barriers to success.

Community Organization And Planning

Author: Arthur Hillman
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Administration In A Small Community School

Author: National Education Association of the United States. Department of Rural Education
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The Comprehensive School In Action

Author: Maurice Holmes
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