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The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities(Reuben Jacobson, Shama S. Jamal, Linda Jacobson, Martin J. Blank)          2.8 MB

12/03/13    Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership

This report captures the scope and nature of expanded learning opportunities in community school partnerships and to identify the state-of-the-art ELO practices that community schools are implementing.

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The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools(Laura Martinez and Cheryl B. Hayes.)           

06/19/13    The Finance Project and The Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society in partnership with The Finance Project has released a new resource entitled, "Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools," a case study and companion guide designed to help educators and administrators across the country begin to measure and communicate the social and economic value of community schools.

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools(Laura Martinez and Cheryl B. Hayes)           

06/19/13    The Finance Project and The Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society in partnership with The Finance Project has released a new resource entitled, "Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools," a case study and companion guide designed to help educators and administrators across the country begin to measure and communicate the social and economic value of community schools.

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools

Community School Results 2013(Martin J. Blank, Reuben Jacobson)          145.1 KB

06/03/13    Coalition for Community schools

The findings in this document represent some of the evidence about how a diverse set of community school initiatives (each with their own name) are preparing students to learn, helping them succeed, and preparing them for future success.

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Community School Results 2013

San Francisco Unified School District Director of Community School Job Description(San Francisco Unified School District)           

09/04/12    

The role of the Office of Community Schools solidifies partnerships both within and outside of the District, enhances communication, and creates a coordinated system of integrated services and supports across the District that optimizes the use of internal and external resources.

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San Francisco Unified School District Director of Community School Job Description

Nashville Community Achieves -Program Director           

09/04/12    

The Community Achieves Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, supervision, and coordination of community partnerships, programs, and services developed to promote and sustain community engagement in support of targeted schools and communities.

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Nashville Community Achieves -Program Director

Hartford Community Schools Evaluation: Final Report 2009-2011          1.0 MB

02/01/12    

The report provides a review of system-wide and school-level activities and outcomes, a timeline of activities at both levels, and a graphic of their leadership structure.

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Right From the Start          1.3 MB

12/01/11    American Federation of Teachers

As early childhood education becomes the focal point of education investment, Right From the Start: Transition Strategies for Developing a Strong Pre K-3 Continuum published by the American Federation of Teachers, a close partner of the Coalition’s, highlights best practices for readying infants and toddlers for primary school and beyond. The report spotlights the role of the community school strategy as a vehicle for connecting early childhood supports to the early grades.

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Breaking the Mold- Community Schools & Expanded Learning Time Together Help Students Succeed(Isabel Owen)           

09/22/10    Center for American Progress

This paper discusses how the- community schools strategy, along with expanded learning time- can help close the achievement gap. The community schools strategy is for all students, especially students who are “educationally disadvantaged.”

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The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped( Paul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley)           

07/01/10    The Educational Testing Service

This report explores the persistence of the Black-White achievement gap for students in the U.S. It highlights contributing factors to the fluctuations in the gap and attempts to find reasoning behind the narrowing of it between the 1970’s and the 1980’s. One of the strongest themes in the report is the decline of stable communities in which many poor Black families live. The Coalition views the community school strategy as a vehicle for providing the structure to facilitate these changes.

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The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped

The State of Metropolitan America: 2010(Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings)           

05/11/10    Brookings Institute

This report focuses on the major demographic forces transforming the nation and large metropolitan areas in the 2000s. Reviewing educational attainment, the report finds that African American and Hispanic groups, projected to make up a growing share of our future workforce, now lag their white and Asian counterparts in large metro areas on bachelor’s degree attainment by more than 20 percentage points.

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Healthier Students Are Better Learners(Charles Basch)          691.3 KB

03/01/10    A Research Initiative of the Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University

No matter how well teachers are prepared to teach, no matter what accountability measures are put in place, no matter what governing structures are established for schools, educational progress will be profoundly limited if students are not motivated and able to learn. Health-related problems play a major role in limiting the motivation and ability to learn of urban minority youth, and interventions to address those problems can improve educational as well as health outcomes.

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Healthier Students Are Better Learners

Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit(Shital C. Shah, Katrina Brink, Rebecca London, Shelly Masur, and Gisel Quihuis)          2.0 MB

12/01/09    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership in collaboration with The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University

This Evaluation Toolkit is intended to help with that data collection and analysis. It is driven by a results framework, and offers a step-by-step explanation of evaluation approach and a menu of data collection instruments. Additionally, examples from local evaluations are included. As always the Coalition invites your comments and feedback as we seek to develop tools that support the growth and development of community schools across the nation.

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Community Schools Research Brief, 2009 (Coalition for Community Schools)           

01/01/09    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

Community schools across the nation purposefully integrate academ­ic, health, and social services; youth and community development; and commu­nity engagement—drawing in school partners with resources to improve student and adult learning, strengthen families, and promote healthy communities. This research brief highlights results from various community school initiatives.

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Closing the Achievement Gap: School, Community, Family Connections          747.1 KB

01/01/08    The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This publication provides an in-depth look at Casey’s support of community schools, including selected results and lessons learned. It also includes stories about one California school district’s innovative parent engagement policy, the Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioners Institute, parent organizing in Texas and Denver, and the Foundation’s contributions to results measurement in the connections field.

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Health and Fitness Influence Learning and Academic Achievement (John P. Allegrante)           

12/01/04    Education Week

This Ed Week article discusses the implications of cutting physical education programs in public schools. This commentary underscores the importance of integrating health and physical fitness into the school and argues that research shows physical activity and nutrition are important components in academic achievement.

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Boosting Student Achievement: New Research on the Power of Developmental Assets          226.2 KB

10/01/03    The Search Institute

According to new research from Search Institute, students from many different backgrounds and cultures are more likely to do well in school and have a higher GPA if they have more “developmental assets.”

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Parsing the Achievement Gap: Baselines for Tracking Progress(Paul E. Barton)          531.4 KB

10/01/03    Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service

This report looks at research about life and educational experiences associated with continual development and school achievement. Barton explores how each of the correlates of educational achievement found so far, what do we know about the differences in experience, on the average, among subgroups of the population, by race/ethnicity and some measure of income? e.g. If low birth-weight adversely affects cognitive development, is there a greater incidence of low birth-weight in minorities?

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Safe & Sound Guide: Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-Based Social & Emotional Learning Program           

01/01/03    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

This guide provides a road map for schools and districts that are launching or adding social, emotional, and academic learning programs. The guide reviews 80 multi-year, sequenced Social and Emotional Learning programs designed for use in general education classrooms.

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A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achieveme(Anne T. Henderson and Karen L. Mapp )           

12/31/02    

This new report summarizes 41 of the best research studies on how active parent, family and community participation impacts student achievement. It also examines effective strategies to connect schools, families and community and parent and community organizing efforts to improve schools.

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Community Programs to Promote Youth Development           

01/01/02    National Research Council and Institute of Medicine

National report affirms the power and value of youth development. It offers authoritative guidance to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and other key stakeholders on the role of youth development programs in the promotion of healthy youth development and well-being. P. 411.

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Using NCLB to Improve Student Achievement: An Action Guide for Community and Parent Leaders          555.2 KB

01/01/02    Public Education Network

This action guide by the Public Education Network cuts through education jargon and explains the law's new requirements for states, districts and schools in clear terms. It is organized as an easy-to-use professional development tool for administrators and teachers and prioritizes 10 major areas in the law where the public should concentrate its action.

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Understanding School Standards: Linking youth development progams to academic standards           

01/01/01    Boys & Girls Club of America

A Project Learn publication on linking club programs to academic standards.

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Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development(Arts Educational Partnership: Council of Chief State School Officers )           

    Council of Chief State School Officers

This compendium has two purposes: 1) to recommend to researchers and funders promising lines of inquiry and study of the academic and social effects of learning in the arts and 2) to provide designers of arts education curriculum and instruction with insights found in the research that suggest strategies for deepening the arts learning experiences that are required to achieve those effects.

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Community Schools: Promoting Student Success - A Rationale and Results Framework(Coalition for Community Schools)          337.5 KB

    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

The purpose of this document is twofold: First, to outline a rationale for the community school as a primary vehicle for increasing student success and strengthening families and community; and secondly, to define specific results that community schools seek—both in terms of how they function and in relationship to the well being of students, families and communities.

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