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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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Job Descriptions of Community School Coordinators (Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville, IN)          167.9 KB


View a sample job description for Community School Coordinators that is used by the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation. Feel free to use for your own school!

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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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Template for a K - 8 School Improvement Plan and Rubric          506.4 KB

01/01/04    Illinois State Board of Education

This template serves as a tool for assessing the strengths and areas in need of improvement for students, faculty, and community. Also included are sections that are useful for establishing the necessary steps toward reform. P. 22.

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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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