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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

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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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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Strengthening Families, Strengthening Schools Toolkit(Annie E. Casey Foundation)           

01/01/04    Annie E. Casey Foundation

As part of its Making Connections Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed this toolkit. The kit includes information and resources to help schools work in partnership with families and communities - to strengthen families, strengthen schools, and help children do better. You will find examples of schools that work in partnership with families, practical ideas for work in schools, and ideas for families about working with schools.

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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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Partnerships by Design: Cultivating Effective and Meaningful School-Family-Community Partnerships(Debbie Ellis and Kendra Hughes )           

10/01/02    

A tool for schools hoping to build more effective and meaningful school-family-community partnerships. Helps schools assess their approaches and implement more effective activities. Includes forms to help schools and organizations write their own plans. P. 56.

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Intermediary Guidebook: Making and Managing Community Connections for Youth            

01/01/00    Jobs for the Future and New Ways to Work, School-to-Work Intermediary Project

This guidebook is designed for people and organizations who are engaging in partnerships designed to promote young people's self-confidence about their abilities, increase their connections to adults and opportunities, and foster the academic and work-related competencies they need to succeed.

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Leave No Child and No Family Behind           

    National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University

This Web site assists schools, districts and state departments of education in meeting and exceeding requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. NNPS provides manuals, resources, evaluation opportunities and on-going professional development for strengthening and maintaining programs of school, family and community partnerships. Read more...

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Latino Family Outreach          29.2 KB

    Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN), Portland, OR

This document created by SUN lists the basic responsibilities of a school's community partner in a Latino family outreach effort, as well as the expected outputs/outcomes, and reporting requirements for the program.

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New Skills for New Schools: Preparing Teachers in Family Involvement(Angela Shartrand, Heather Weiss, Holly Kreider, and M. Elena Lopez )           

    Harvard Family Research Project

This paper offers a discussion of parent involvement considerations for professional development programs. Harvard Family Research Project.

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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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