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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

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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CSBA Policy Brief, October 2010(California School Boards Association)          174.1 KB

10/10/10    California School Boards Association with the support of The California Endowment

School boards can play a pivotal leadership role in ensuring that schools are effective community centers that provide a hub for a wide range of coordinated services to help families and empower parents and their students. [Truly effective community schools are... a strategic effort to link the academic program of the school with a set of support services driven by assessing the needs of school families.”] — Ed Honowitz Pasadena Unified School Board Member

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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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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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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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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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