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Promising Practices in Citywide Afterschool Initiatives          27.6 KB

06/01/04    Bay Area Partnership, California

This piece features promising practices in city-wide afterschool initiatives with a focus at the infrastructure level. Elements include communication systems, public relations, leadership models, information collection activities, resource distribution, goal setting, sustainability planning, linkage to resources, etc. This report covers the most promising examples of infrastructure development that strengthen and support citywide afterschool initiatives.

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Community Involvement: A Win-Win Approach To School Facilities Planning          3.5 MB

04/01/04    Association of School Business Officials International

This article offers "how to" of involving community members in planning a school facility has not been practically explored. It provides a conceptual framework of how to involve the community by initiating a win-win approach to school facility planning.

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Sharing Classroom Space in After School Programs(Hayin Kim )          53.4 KB

01/01/04    Children's Aid Society

Sharing space and resources is a fundamental component of community schools. Bringing together a wide range of services in one facility is cost-effective and provides a natural outreach mechanism. However, weaving theory into practice requires patience, open communication and courtesy. Here are key lessons learned and anecdotes on sharing classroom space between regular school day staff and extended day staff. They reflect the hands-on experience of people working in afterschool programs.

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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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Template Editorial Board Memo           

01/01/03    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

Use this template memo to ask your local newspaper editorial board for a meeting to discuss their coverage of education and how your community school offers the solution for addressing achievement gap as discussed in the ETS publication, Parsing the Achievement Gap. This memo can be used when there is any story about education in your local paper.

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