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Category: FaMILIES: Family partnerships

  • Climbing the ladder of reading proficiency

    1/1/12 - The Dunbar Learning Complex

    The Dunbar Learning Complex is part of a comprehensive community change effort underway in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation- Atlanta Civic Site. Since 2001, Casey has utilized research and data-informed best practices to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families in this area by focusing on three interconnected results: Education Achievement, Family Economic Success, and Neighborhood Transformation

  • Facilitated IEP Meetings: An Emerging Practice

    Alliance and CADRE

    To help special education planning teams reach agreements, several State Education Agencies (SEAs) provide the option of facilitated Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. The use of externally facilitated IEP meetings is growing nationally. When relationships between parents and schools are strained, facilitated meetings may be beneficial. This guide: 1) provides an introduction to IEP facilitation for parents and other family members to help orient them to this...

  • Family and Community Engagement Survey

    1/1/02 - Rodriguez, R.G., Villarreal, A., Cortez, J.D.

    Families can have an important, positive impact on the school’s ability to deliver quality edu- cation when they are valued, their contributions are sought and integrated into the school decision making, and collaboratively plan and deliver services aimed at higher student achieve- ment. Families represent a valuable resource that should be factored into the educational equation. A dialogue between families and educators should be established to arrive at a shared accountability approach...

  • Family Engagement Framework: A tool for California School Districts

    1/1/11 - Sigman, D. and Dickson, C.

    In support of establishing strong, healthy, and systematic school, family, and community partnerships statewide, the California Department of Education (CDE) engaged the assistance of the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd (CA CC) to develop a tool describing expectations and implementation strategies for integrated family engagement within state educational programs. This Family Engagement Framework is intended to provide guidance to educators, districts, schools, families, and...

  • Linking Home-Based Child Care and State-Funded Preschool: The Community Connections Preschool Program (Illinois Action for Children). Evaluation Phase 1– Implementation Study.

    1/1/11 - Forry, N., Anderson, R., Banghart, P., Zaslow, M., Kreader, J.L., & Chrisler, A.

    The Community Connections preschool program (herein referred to as Community Connections) was developed to help prepare children in home-based child care for success in school and in life. It has three goals: (1) to make state prekindergarten classroom experiences available to children in home-based care, (2) to extend classroom learning experiences in the home-based care setting, and (3) to support infant and toddler development in participating providers’ homes.

  • Mapping and Analyzing the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: An Action Kit for Understanding How Harsh School Discipline Policies and Practices are Impacting Your Community

    1/1/09 - Advancement Project

    This action kit is intended to help mobilized communities (parents, youth, advocates, and educators) understand and begin to address the schoolhouse to jailhouse track so that they may ultimately create caring learning environments that push students toward colleges and careers rather than prison.

  • What Parents of students with disabilities need to know and do

    1/1/06 - Cortiella, C. , National center on educational outcomes; Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Naitonal Association of State Directors of Special Educaiton (NASDSE); U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.

    The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are two of the nation’s most important federal laws relating to the education of children. While NCLB seeks to improve the education of all children — with an emphasis on children from low- income families — IDEA focuses on the individual child and seeks to ensure specialized services for children with disabilities so that they may benefi t from education. Lately, these two...

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