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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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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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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

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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Facing the Hard Facts in Education Reform(Paul Barton)          562.0 KB


This report from Paul Barton of the Educational Testing Service makes a compelling case for a broader vision of education reform emphasizing the entirety of a child's learning environment (including the home, community and the school).

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