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Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families(KIM NAUER, ANDREW WHITE AND RAJEEV YERNENI)           

10/01/08    The Center for New York City Affairs

This report, by the Center for New York City Affairs, discovered that more than 90,000 children, grades k-5 (20% of New York City's enrollment) has missed at least 1 month of school. The one-year snapshot of New York City public schools discusses strategies to reverse rates of early chronic absence in the early grades as well as strategies on how to improve supports for children and families. One of the main recommendations is to identify 50-100 schools with high rates of chronic absenteeism.

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The Community Agenda for America's Public Schools(The Coalition for Community Schools)           

09/22/08    The Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

The challenges our nation faces in educating all of our young people are alarming. The Community Agenda offers common results and solutions, along with actions that YOU can take to help the youth of our nation. Learn more about the results we seek, the strategies to reach the results, actions, and policy recommendations.

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The Community Agenda for America's Public Schools

Present, Engaged, and Accounted For(Hedy Chang & Mariajose Romero)           

09/03/08    National Center for Children in Poverty

This report documents the consequences, prevalence, potential causes and possible solutions to children missing extended periods of school in grades K-3rd. Although students must be present and engage to learn, thousands of this country’s youngest students are academically at-risk because of extended absences when they first embark upon their school careers. Nationally, an estimated 1 in 10 kindergarten and 1st grade students are miss nearly a month or more of school over a year.

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Present, Engaged, and Accounted For

Beyond the Basics(Sara Robertson)          763.1 KB

07/01/08    YMCA

YMCA Community Schools bring the assets of an entire community to bear in preparing children and families for success. This article, features the first YMCA Community School in the country, the Stevenson YMCA Community School (SYCS), created in Long Beach 12 years ago. Today the YMCA of Greater Long Beach has 10 after school programs in the downtown and Long Beach communities that are built around family involvement and community leadership.

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Beyond the Basics

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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