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Follow the Money: Help Kids by Understanding Your County Budget

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By: Funding The Next Generation

Funding the Next Generation presents this webinar recording in collaboration with the California Budget and Policy Center on understanding county budgets and the budgeting process for the purposes of tracking investments in young people. This webinar will help communities get a handle on the why and how of establishing a local Children’s Budget.

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Categories: Financing

Resource Tags: County, Financing, Funding

Resource Categories: Financing

Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement

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By: Learning Policy Institute

This brief from Learning Policy Institute provides a review of the research on community schools. It establishes that as an intervention strategy for school improvement, community schools meet the critera for an “evidence-based strategy” laid out in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Categories: Definition and Frameworks, General, Home Featured Resource, Impact, Results + Research, Nuts + Bolts

Resource Tags: ESSA, Every Student Succeeds Act, evidence-based, Research

Think Outside the Survey Box: Creative Ways to Solicit Youth Feedback

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By: Public Profit

Break out of the survey box! There’s more than one way to learn what youth think, care about, want to do, or have learned in your program… so let’s use them! Check out our hands-on guide for youth practitioners to learn about verbal, kinesthetic and visual ways to solicit young people’s input.

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Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Expanded Learning, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Data, Guide, Youth voice

Rocking Your Community Needs Assessment – Fact Sheet

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By: Public Profit

Does the term “needs assessment” send chills down your spine? Wondering how you’ll complete the community needs assessment for your next grant proposal? We’ve got you! See our fact sheet about web sites with easy-to-use data about communities. Download this list of the sites we like the most.

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Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Expanded Learning, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Assessment, Data, Grant writing

Rocking Your Next Needs Assessment – Webinar

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By: Public Profit

To get started on a community needs assessment for your next grant proposal, watch this recording of Public Profit’s 1-hour webinar about easy-to-access data sources. This webinar was hosted by Public Profit on February 24, 2017 specifically for the California Community Schools Network looking toward the Prop 47 grants.

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Categories: Communication Tools, Financing, Home Featured Resource, Resources

Resource Tags: Financing, Funding, Grant

Making Data Work in California

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By: Attendance Works

This brief is designed to help district decision-makers in California think about how they might collect and use chronic absence data, with an emphasis on leveraging their Student Information Systems (SIS) to support this work.

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Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Featured, Home Featured Resource, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices

Resource Tags: Attendance, Chronic Absence, Data, School Climate, tool

New Grant Opportunity for Schools and Communities to Improve School Climate

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By: Children Now

Get ready to apply for the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund: Learning Communities for School Success.

We encourage school districts and community organizations to start preparing now for this competitive grant opportunity.

A Request for Proposal process is expected to begin in early 2017.

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Categories: Financing, General, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, Data, Financing, Funding, Grant, School Climate

Resource Categories: Financing

Community School Financing: Aligning Local Resources for Student Success

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By: Partnership for Children & Youth

This brief is an overview of community school financing in California. Five successful longstanding community school initiatives are profiled, providing evidence and ideas for funding.

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Categories: Featured, Financing, Home Featured Resource, Infrastructure and Building Partnerships

Resource Tags: Case Study, Financing, Funding

In School + On Track

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By: California Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Kamala Harris issued her fourth annual statewide report on elementary school truancy and chronic absence in California, In School + On Track 2016. Drawing from four years of longitudinal data — a sample of almost half a million K-5 students– this year’s report includes the most comprehensive analysis to date on the high rates of absenteeism among California’s elementary school students.

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Categories: Featured, Home Featured Resource, Impact, Results + Research

Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, Research, Student Outcomes

21st Century Community Learning Center

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By: Partnership for Children & Youth

This memo describes the 21st CCLC request for applications (RFA) for elementary and middle school students. It is intended to provide updates about the new RFA and as an application planning tool that can be shared by teams, potential partners, and stakeholders.

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Categories: Expanded Learning, Financing, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: 21st Century Learning, after school, Expanded Learning, Financing, Funding, Summer Learning

Marco de Compromiso Familiar: Una Herramienta para los Distritos Escolares de California

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By: California Department of Education en collaboracion con WestEd

Una herramienta para los distritos escolares de California. (Spanish version of Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts – 2014)

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Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

Resource Tags: Familias, Family Engagement, Framework, tool

Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts (2014)

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By: California Department of Education in collaboration with WestEd

The California Department of Education’s Framework framework for family engagement brings together research, requirements, and promising practices. It is a tool for leaders in school districts and county offices of education to use as they work with schools, families and communities to plan, implement, and evaluate family engagement practices that directly impact improved student achievement.

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Categories: Family Engagement

Why School-Based Health Centers Matter

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By: California School-Based Health Association and Partnership for Children & Youth

Physical and emotional well-being are essential for a child to succeed in school. Yet, many children come to school suffering from conditions that seriously affect their attendance, achievement, connectedness to school, and dropout rates. Left untreated, these conditions can have a devastating and long-term impact. California’s school-based health centers are located in schools serving some […]

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Categories: Featured, General, School-Based Health, Wellness

Resource Tags: Health, Health Center, LCAP, LCFF, Mental Health, Partnership, School-Based Health Center

Collaborate to Innovate: Advance Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through K-12 and Expanded Learning Partnerships

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By: The California AfterSchool Network STEM Committee

Collaborate to Innovate describes the opportunities for collaboration created by new K-12 standards and the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs in California. The document outlines specific strategies and resources to support K-12 and expanded learning collaboration to advance high-quality STEM learning.

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Categories: Expanded Learning, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Common Core, Expanded Learning, STEM

Why Family Resource Centers Matter

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By: California Family Resource Association and Partnership for Children & Youth

Children need stability in their lives at home in order to do their best at school. Research has shown that academic resources alone cannot compensate when children have unmet basic needs or their families are in crisis. Low-income students are more likely to experience family instability, with accompanying emotional, mental, and physical health barriers to […]

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Categories: Family Support Services, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Collaboration, family resource, Family Resource Center, family support, Family Support Services, Financing, FRC, Funding, Home featured resource, LCAP, LCFF, partnering, Partnership

Why Student Mental Health Matters

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance and Partnership for Children & Youth

Unmet mental health needs rank among the most pressing concerns for California educators, directly affecting student attendance, behavior, and readiness to learn. Schools have an important role to play in addressing mental health needs of school-aged youth. But schools can’t do it alone – by partnering with counties and community-based agencies and clinics, schools can create […]

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Categories: Mental Health Services, School-Based Health, Wellness

Resource Tags: Health, LCAP, LCFF, Mental Health

Introduction to COST: Building Communities of Care

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance

A presentation made by Alameda County’s Center for Healthy Schools and Communities. Provides an overview of Coordination of Services Teams (COST) — a team approach for coordinating learning supports and resources for students.

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Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships

Resource Tags: Coordination, coordination of services, learning supports, multi-disciplinary team, team

School-based Mental Health Services: What California’s School District Leaders Should Know about Mental Health Funding and 2011 Realignment

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By: Partnership for Children & Youth

Through the 2011 Realignment, California permanently shifted responsibility for administration and financing of most services for vulnerable children and youth to counties — including mental health services provided via EPSDT (Early and Periodic, Diagnosis, Screening and Treatment — Medi-Cal for enrollees under 21 years of age). EPSDT Realignment provides increased funding, as well as significantly […]

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Categories: Financing, Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Mental Health Services, Nuts + Bolts

Resource Tags: 2011 Realignment, comprehensive systems, EPSDT, Funding, Mental Health, partner, universal services

Why School Nutrition Matters

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By: California Food Policy Advocates and Partnership for Children & Youth

At least 1.7 million households with children in California cannot consistently afford enough food. Schools are in a unique position to contribute to child nutrition through school meal programs, but there are millions of children who aren’t reached by these programs. Increasing access to healthy meals at school is critical to ensuring students can learn, […]

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Categories: Child Nutrition, Wellness

Resource Tags: Funding, Health, LCAP, LCFF, Nutrition, School Climate

Why Family Engagement Matters

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By: High Expectations Parental Service and Partnership for Children & Youth

Research has demonstrated the importance of building authentic partnerships between teachers and families. But how do schools implement these practices and how can school districts leverage their LCFF dollars? Co-authored by High Expectations Parental Service and the Partnership for Children & Youth, this first chapter of “Student Supports: Getting the Most out of Your LCFF […]

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Categories: Family Engagement, Featured, Home Featured Resource

Resource Tags: Family Engagement, LCAP, LCFF, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, Partnership, Student Outcomes

SchoolToolsTv.com

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By: Rusty May - Bullying & School Safety Foundation

A daily 1 minute social skills video for grades K-12. There is a new video each day of the school year. We are offering the show free of charge to Title 1 schools in California.

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Resource Categories: Social Emotional Learning

Engaging Parents and Youth: A Day of Learning Strategies & Resources

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By: The San Pablo Koshland Civic Unity Fellows

The San Pablo Koshland Civic Unity Fellows are part of The San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland Civic Unity program that recognizes local leaders who work collaboratively to strengthen the assets in their community and address community concerns and needs. You are invited to attend and about the San Pablo Youth & Parents’ Grants Initiative and learn […]

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Resource Categories: Family Engagement

Friend2Friend

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By: state of California

High School Students can access Friend2Friend by going to https://www.kognitocampus.com/peer/ and using enrollment key calfriend • 25-minute course that can be completed in multiple sittings • Simulation to recognize signs of psychological distress and connect peers to a supportive adult • Introduces the concept of mental health and strategies for improving mental wellness

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Resource Tags: te

Resource Categories: Mental Health Services, School-Based Health

Dabbling in the Data

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By: Public Profit

You’re encouraged to use data to describe your program’s benefit, but where to start? Lengthy reports and big spreadsheets are hard to interpret and don’t always help to prioritize next steps or plan for program improvement. For many people, data analysis can seem like a daunting task, requiring specialized knowledge and years of training. This […]

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Resource Tags: Analysis, Continuos Improvement, Data

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data

City and School District Aimed at Supporting Students, Families and Communities

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By: Teodora Ildefonzo-Olmo, Community Services Coordinator, City of San Pablo & Elizabeth Carmody Director of Community Engagement, WCCUSD

Earlier this year, the City of San Pablo agreed to provide $60,000 in matching funds for WCCUSD to hire two community school coordinators and one case manager for schools in that city. The agreement makes San Pablo to first city in West Contra Costa County to dedicate funding and staff to implement the school district’s […]

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Resource Tags: case management, case manager, city, Coordinator, partner

Resource Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships

At-Risk in PK-12

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By: state of California

Educators and Staff have access to At-Risk in PK-12 by going to https://kognito.com/california • 45-60 minute courses that can be completed in multiple sittings • Listed: SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention Programs (www.sprc.org) • Listed: National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) (At-Risk for High School Educators only)

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Resource Categories: Mental Health Services, School-Based Health, Wellness

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

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By: California Network of Family Strengthening Networks

The Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support were issued by the California Network of Family Strengthening Networks (CNFSN) in 2012, and adopted by the National Network of Family Support and Strengthening Networks in 2013. They are the first and only standards in the country to integrate and operationalize the Principles of Family Support […]

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Resource Tags: family, Family Support Services, family supports, standards, Support Services

Resource Categories: Family Support Services, Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Nuts + Bolts

Student Support Inventory: A Tool for Families (Spanish)

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By: Redwood City School District

This check list is a great way for families to take stock of the ways they are supporting their child’s education. In Redwood City community school coordinators used this tool to help families prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers have found this tool useful too. In Spanish

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, parent-teacher conference, Spanish, student support inventory, tool

Resource Categories: Family Engagement

Student Support Inventory: A Tool for Families (English)

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By: Redwood City School District

This check list is a great way for families to take stock of the ways they are supporting their child’s education. In Redwood City community school coordinators used this tool to help families prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers have found this tool useful too.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, parent-teacher conference, student support inventory, tool

Resource Categories: Family Engagement

Reimagining Parent Engagement in California: Moving from 1.0 to 2.0

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By: Families in Schools

A report, produced by family engagement advocates across the state, that offers a set of measurable family engagement indicators for the state to consider as it develops regulations and procedures on the implementation of LCFF.

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Resource Tags: family, indicator, LCAP, LCFF, parent, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement

Our Vision for Authentic Parent Engagement (Preschool – 12th Grade)

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By: Families in Schools

An infographic summarizing priority indicators of authentic family engagement. Accompanies a report, produced by family engagement advocates across the state, offering a set of measurable family engagement indicators for the state to consider as it develops regulations and procedures on the implementation of LCFF.

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Resource Tags: indicator, LCAP, LCFF, parent, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement

Partner Collaboration Overview

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance

An overview of the elements of successful partner collaboration, focused on partnerships needed to create a school-based health center.

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Resource Tags: Collaboration, Health, Health Center, Partnership

Resource Categories: School-Based Health

Connecting Students to Mental Health Resources: Creative Collaborations, Funding, & Evidence-Based Practices

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California

This toolkit – written in partnership with the California School-Based Health Alliance and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California – explores the ways in which seven California counties are working collaboratively to provide school-linked mental health services, share financial resources to pay for these services, and address local issues such as truancy or recidivism by […]

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Resource Tags: Funding, Mental Health, Partnership

Resource Categories: Mental Health Services

Free Webinar: Intro to Restorative Justice

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By: California School-Based Health Alliance

Join the California School-Based Health Alliance and Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) to learn about how restorative justice programs contribute to school climate by creating a positive environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed.

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Resource Tags: Restorative Justice, School Climate

Resource Categories: School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices

¿Qué es un Centro de recursos para la familia?

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By: CFRA

A basic overview of the service-delivery approach of Family Resource Centers, also known as Family Strengthening Organizations or Family Support Organizations. (Spanish) Learn more at CaliforniaFamilyResource.org

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Family Resource Center

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Family Support Services, Wellness

What is a Family Resource Center?

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By: CFRA

A basic overview of the service-delivery approach of Family Resource Centers, also known as Family Strengthening Organizations or Family Support Organizations. (English) Learn more at CaliforniaFamilyResource.org

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Family Resource Center

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Family Support Services, Wellness

National Summer Learning Association – Systems Level Indicators

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By: Summer Matters campaign

A tool to assess the level of coordination and collaboration across a community around its summer learning resources and system.

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Resource Tags: Expanded Learning, Partnership, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

LCFF Guide – Leveraging Summer for Student Success

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By: Summer Matters campaign

This guide explains how summer learning programs support the priorities of the Local Control Funding Formula, and are an essential strategy for helping districts reach their goals.

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Resource Tags: Common Core, Expanded Learning, LCFF, Local Control Funding Formula, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

Putting Summer to Work

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By: Summer Matters campaign

This one pager summarizes three reports about summer learning and how it supports the Common Core State Standards, social-emotional learning and teacher and staff training and preparation. The full reports can be found at SummerMatters2You.net.

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Resource Tags: Common Core, Expanded Learning, Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning, Summer Learning, Teachers

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

America After 3 Report – Summer Learning Gains in CA

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By: Summer Matters campaign

A national and statewide parent survey documents momentum in the summer learning movement in California since 2008, with significantly more children in summer learning programs, more parents aware of the importance of summer learning, and not surprisingly, more demand.

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Resource Tags: Expanded Learning, Research, Results, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

Infographic – Summer Learning

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By: Summer Matters

Colorful flyer explains summer learning loss, the benefits of summer learning programs and some key indicators of a quality program. Great for explaining why and how summer matters.

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Resource Tags: Definition, Expanded Learning, Infographic, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

Community Schools: A Vehicle for Educational Equality

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By: California State Senator Carol Liu

Community Schools: A Vehicle for Educational Equality: Part of the Big Ideas series from First Focus, this article by California State Senator Carol Liu and Congressman Michael Honda, outlines how to make America a better place to be a child and raise a family. Published in “Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families.”

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Resource Tags: Definition, Equity

Resource Categories: Definition and Frameworks

Engineering a Strong Summer STEM Program

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By: Partnership for Children and Youth

The brief documents why and how STEM education can be successfully integrated into summer learning programs, and the significant positive impacts it can have on students and staff. The Summer STEM Project, led by the Partnership for Children and Youth, guided school district and community partners in order to design and improve learning programs that […]

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Resource Tags: Continuos Improvement, Expanded Learning, Research, Results, STEM, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning

District Attendance Tracking Tools

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By: Attendance Works

Many schools, districts, and communities are interested in analyzing their attendance data for the first time to see if chronic absence is a significant problem. To simplify the process, Attendance Works has partnered with Applied Survey Research to develop self-calculating spreadsheets for school districts called the District Attendance Tracking Tools (DATTs). These tools are especially […]

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Resource Tags: Chronic Absence

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data

Bringing Attendance Home

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By: Attendance Works

Bringing Attendance Home Toolkit For schools working to improve individual attendance and reduce chronic absence, this is a toolkit with activities and materials for sparking conversations and working with families.

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Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, toolkit

Resource Categories: Family Engagement

CCS Partnerships – Toolkit for Community Schools Partnerships

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By: Cities Counties Schools Partnership, a program of the Institute for Local Government

City and county officials are working with schools and others to create and sustain partnerships aimed at providing essential services and support to children and families. These community schools partnerships are transforming communities. The Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership, a collaborative effort of the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties and […]

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Resource Tags: Case Study, joint use, Partnership

Resource Categories: Nuts + Bolts

Community Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

A paper highlighting six models of community problem solving: academically based community service, civic education, environment-based education,place-based learning, service learning, and work-based learning.

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Resource Tags: Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

P21 Common Core Toolkit: A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with The Framework for 21st Century Skills

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By: Partnership for 21st Century Skills

A toolkit designed for state and district leaders who are interested in implementing the Common Core Standards in ways that strengthen the 4Cs – critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity and innovation.

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Resource Tags: 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Common Core

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Framework for 21st Century Learning

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By: Partnership for 21st Century Skills

A framework presenting a holistic view of 21st Century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st Century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st Century and beyond.

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Resource Tags: 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Glossary of Terms Related To Career Academies

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By: College and Career Academy Support Network

A glossary to provide a common understanding for the field of the overlaps and differences among various delivery models and initiatives related to college and career readiness. The entries fall into two broad categories: the “how”, or delivery models; and the “what”, the underlying standards and initiatives.

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Resource Tags: 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Career Academy, Career Pathways, Common Core

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

California Career Resource Network

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By: California Department of Education

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Resource Tags: Career Pathways

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Career Technical Education Supports Successful Local Control Accountability Plan Implementation

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By: Career and College Transition Division/California Department of Education

A fact sheet describing Career Technical Education and how it supports successful LCAP implementation for school leaders.

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Resource Tags: Career Pathways, Career Technical Education, LCAP

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Missing PDF, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

CTE Learning That Works For California: A Fact Sheet for Parents, Students, and the General Public

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By: Career and College Transition Division/California Department of Education

A fact sheet describing Career Technical Education to the general public.

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Resource Tags: Career Pathways, Career Technical Education

Resource Categories: College and Career Readiness, Missing PDF, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Building Blocks: An Examination of the Collaborative Approach Community Schools Are Using To Bolster Early Child Development (2012)

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

A case-study analysis of four local efforts to align early learning programs with K-12 education in their respective systemic community schools initiatives, including: Cincinnati, Ohio; Evansville, Indiana; Multnomah County, Oregon; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Resource Tags: Early Childhood, Early Education

Resource Categories: Early Childhood, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Early Childhood Community School Linkages: Advancing a Theory of Change (Sept 2013)

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By: Coalition for Community Schools / John W. Gardner Center

A framework for translating the idea of cultivating cross-sector partnerships with a specific focus on improving linkages between elementary education and early childhood into practice.

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Resource Tags: Early Childhood, Early Education

Resource Categories: Early Childhood, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

Improving the Quality and Continuity of Practice Across Early Childhood Education and Elementary Community School Settings

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By: John W. Gardner Center

A research brief regarding a range of practices to help improve the quality and continuity of practice across early childhood and elementary school settings.

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Resource Tags: Early Childhood, Early Education

Resource Categories: Early Childhood, Readiness + Transitions, Resources

LCFF: Leveraging Summer for School Success (2014)

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By: PCY

A guide to help school leaders understand why and how summer learning is an essential strategy for implementing the Local Control Funding Formula.

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Resource Tags: Expanded Learning, Funding, LCFF, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning, Resources

Why summer learning matters

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By: Summer Matters Campaign

An introductory webpage explaining why high quality summer learning is essential to preventing summer learning loss.

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Resource Tags: Expanded Learning, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning, Resources

Summer Learning Loss Video

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By: Horizons National

A 2 minute video illustrating summer learning loss.

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Resource Tags: Expanded Learning, Summer Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning, Resources

Linking Common Core and Expanded Learning (2014)

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By: ACSA’s Leadership Magazine (PCY co-authored article)

An article showing how after school programs can reinforce learning from the school day, and serve as partners in Common Core Standards implementation.

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Resource Tags: Common Core, Expanded Learning

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning, Resources

Time Well Spent (2014)

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By: PCY

A report providing a set of strategic elements which school districts can use to leverage expanded learning time programs and resources in support of student learning.

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Resource Tags: Common Core, Expanded Learning, Integration

Resource Categories: Expanded Learning, Resources

From Vision to Reality: How to Build a School-based Health Center from the Ground Up

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By: California School-based Health Alliance

A toolkit on starting a school-based health center (SBHC).

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Resource Categories: Resources, School-Based Health, Wellness

California School-based Health Alliance: Toolkits and Services

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By: California School-based Health Alliance

A webportal to toolkits and reports to help start a school-based health center or improve and expand an existing health services and programs.

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Resource Tags: Health, Health Center

Resource Categories: Resources, School-Based Health, Wellness

Need & Impact of School-Based Health Centers

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By: California School-based Health Alliance

A webpage with the latest information on the impacts of school-based health centers.

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Resource Tags: Health, Health Center, Making the Case

Resource Categories: Resources, School-Based Health, Wellness

Healthier Students are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap (March 2010)

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By: Campaign for Educational Equity Equity Matters: Research Review No. 6

A review of the research regarding the case for investing in school-based health care and improving access to healthcare via schools.

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Resource Tags: Health, Health Center

Resource Categories: Resources, School-Based Health, Wellness

Strategies

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By: Strategies

A website created by the CA Department of Social Services to provide outreach, education dissemination, training, and technical assistance to strengthen organizations to support families and communities.

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Resource Tags: Family Resource Center

Resource Categories: Family Support Services, Resources, Wellness

Family Resource Centers Network of California

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By: Family Resource Centers Network of California

A website dedicated to the Early Start Family Resource Centers to provide parent to parent support, outreach information and referral services to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

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Resource Categories: Family Support Services, Resources, Wellness

California Family Resource Association

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By: California Family Resource Association

A website of resources that support effective program operation, build capacity to impact public policy change, and secure funding for family-strengthening services and programs.

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Resource Categories: Family Support Services, Resources, Wellness

Alameda County School-based Behavioral Healthcare Framework

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By: Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities

A School-Based Behavioral Healthcare Framework adopted in Alameda County to inform practice – intended to: create a common reference from which educators, service providers, funders, and evaluators can collaborate; serve as a training and technical assistance tool for current, new, and potential partners; serve as a foundation for schools, districts, and providers to target improvements […]

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Resource Categories: Mental Health Services, Resources, Wellness

The Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools (2007)

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By: Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence

A series of guidebooks to build a foundation of information that can assist schools and school districts in developing safe learning environments.

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Resource Tags: Mental Health

Resource Categories: Mental Health Services, Resources, Wellness

Children’s Mental Health Needs, Disparities and School-Based Services: A Fact Sheet (2012)

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By: Center for Health and Healthcare in Schools

A factsheet on the disparities between children’s mental health needs and school-based services.

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Resource Tags: Data, Making the Case, Mental Health

Resource Categories: Mental Health Services, Resources, Wellness

After School Meal Program

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By: California Afterschool Network

A webpage with resources to help you better understand the Child and Adult Care Food Program and its requirements.

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Resource Tags: Afterschool, Nutrition

Resource Categories: Child Nutrition, Resources, Wellness

Starting a Breakfast After the Bell Program (2014)

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By: California Food Policy Advocates / California School Boards Association

A brief to help governance teams start thinking about how they may bring these benefits to their districts and learn about some best practices other districts have developed to establish successful breakfast after the bell programs.

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Resource Tags: Nutrition

Resource Categories: Child Nutrition, Resources, Wellness

Breakfast First

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By: California Food Policy Advocates

A website that offers best practices, data, and other tools developed to help guide the implementation of effective school breakfast models.

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Resource Tags: Nutrition

Resource Categories: Child Nutrition, Resources, Wellness

Breakfast in the Classroom

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By: Food Research and Action Center

A webportal for information on how and why to implement breakfast in the classroom.

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Resource Categories: Child Nutrition, Resources, Wellness

School Nutrition

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By: California Department of Education

A list of publically funded school nutrition programs, with links to webpages for each program.

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Resource Tags: Nutrition

Resource Categories: Child Nutrition, Resources, Wellness

Restorative Justice: A Working Guide for Our Schools

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By: Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools & Communities

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Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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By: National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

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Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

Fix School Discipline: How We Can Fix School Discipline Toolkit

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By: A project of Public Counsel

Online toolkit for school superintendents and principals, teachers, parents, students, community leaders and organizations interested in learning about how to eliminate harsh, push-out discipline practices and put in place solutions that work for all students.

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Resource Tags: Discipline, School Climate

Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

Positive School Climate

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By: California Department of Education

A basic description of ‘positive school climate’, including a link to California’s Safe and Supportive Schools initiative

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Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

The 12 Dimensions of School Climate Measured

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By: National School Climate Center

Four dimensions for assessment RE: school climate / with 12 corresponding indicators

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Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

School Climate: Improvement Process

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By: National School Climate Center

Webpage with school climate improvement process description – 5 stages. Includes 5 goals of school climate improvement process and link to guiding principles for each stage.

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Resource Tags: Continuos Improvement, School Climate

Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

National School Climate Center’s Definition and Overview

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By: National School Climate Center

Webportal on school climate including: description of importance, definition and four key dimensions for assessment

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Resource Tags: Continuos Improvement, Definition, School Climate

Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

A Review of School Climate Research

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By: American Educational Research Association / Cohen

A review of the research on school climate – focusing on five essential dimensions of school climate: Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, Institutional Environment, and the School Improvement Process. Concludes with a critique of the field and a series of recommendations for school climate researchers and policymakers.

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Resource Tags: School Climate Research

Resource Categories: Resources, School Climate and Restorative Disciplinary Practices, Student Learning

Academic Learning + Social Emotional Learning = National Priority

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By: CASEL / Weissberg

An overview of and commentary on the relationship between social emotional learning and academic achievement, including research findings.

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Resource Tags: Making the Case, School Climate Research, Social Emotional Learning

Resource Categories: Resources, Social Emotional Learning, Student Learning

Educators’ Social and Emotional Skills Vital to Learning.

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By: CASEL / Jones

An article focused on teachers’ own social and emotional learning. Describes promising interventions for promoting teacher SEL competencies and strategies educators can use to promote SEL in their students.

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Resource Tags: Capacity Building, School Climate, Social Emotional Learning, Teachers

Resource Categories: Resources, Social Emotional Learning, Student Learning

Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners. The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance: A Critical Literature Review

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By: The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research

A review of the literature on noncognitive factors on school performance – working from the idea that learning is an interplay between cognitive and noncognitive factors and that intelligence is embedded in both the environment and in socio-cultural processes. Farrington, C.A., Roderick, M., Allensworth, E., Nagaoka, J., Keyes, T.S., Johnson, D.W., & Beechum, N.O. (2012).

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Resource Tags: Research, Social Emotional Learning

Resource Categories: Resources, Social Emotional Learning, Student Learning

Strengthening Family Engagement Through Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

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By: Harvard Family Research Project

Commentary on the importance of teacher capacity building for family engagement.

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Resource Tags: Capacity Building, Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, Professional Development, Teachers

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Family Involvement

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By: Harvard Family Research Project

Web-portal for Harvard Family Research Project’s family involvement initiative.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

District Model for Parent Partnerships

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By: National Network of Partnership Schools

Web-portal for family-school partnership planning via action teams – information for district leadership and planning.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

School Model for Parent Partnerships

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By: National Network of Partnership Schools

Web-portal for family-school partnerships with tools for action teams – a school site model.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

Six Types of Parent Involvement

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By: National Network of Partnership Schools

Diagram of the six types of parent involvement for successful family-school partnerships.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide

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By: National PTA

PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide describes indicators for each of the six accepted standards for family-school partnerships.

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Resource Tags: Assessment, Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

California PTA’s Family Engagement Introduction

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By: California PTA

California PTA’s introduction to family engagement, including a link to the School Smarts curriculum.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

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Family Engagement Framework: Tool for California School Districts (2011)

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By: California Department of Education

A guide to family engagement, with a focus on fulfilling Title I requirements.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Framework, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement

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Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

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By: SEDL (Paid for by U.S. Dept of Education)

A framework for family engagement based on the research which shows that initiatives that take on a partnership orientation—in which student achievement and school improvement are seen as a shared responsibility, relationships of trust and respect are established between home and school, and families and school staff see each other as equal partners—create the conditions […]

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Resource Tags: Capacity Building, Family Engagement, Framework, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, Teachers

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family & Community Engagements on Student Achievement (2002)

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By: National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools

A synthesis of 51 studies on the impact of family engagement on student achievement – includes research findings and highlights impactful practice.

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Resource Tags: Family Engagement, Making the Case, Parent Engagement, Parent Involvement, Research

Resource Categories: Family Engagement, Resources

Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Success

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

A report looking at how community schools finance their work – describes the resources, partnerships, and activities community schools generate with the dollars they have; where monies come from; and the mechanisms community schools use to leverage additional funding and build their capacity to achieve agreed upon results. Draws on survey results and case studies […]

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Resource Tags: Case Study, Financing, Funding

Resource Categories: Financing, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

School Climate Improvement Process

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By: National School Climate Center

A School Climate Improvement Process based on a cyclical and continuous process of preparation, evaluation, understanding the evaluation findings and action planning, implementing the action plan, and re-evaluation and continuing the cycle of improvement efforts.

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Resource Tags: Continuos Improvement, Cycle of Inquiry, School Climate

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Attending School Every Day: Making Progress, Taking Action in Oakland Schools

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By: Oakland Achieves Partnership / Urban Strategies Council (2014)

A report providing an in-depth look into the local attendance patterns of students in Oakland, including an examination of overall attendance, differences in attendance patterns by group and grade levels, how attendance is impacting outcomes. Also an examination of strategies being employed at the district level to impact attendance.

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Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, Continuos Improvement, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

What is Chronic Absence?

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By: Attendance Works

An overview of chronic absence including definition, research findings on the impact on student achievement, and how to use this indicator and improve attendance.

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Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, Continuos Improvement, Indicators, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Fixing Our National Accountability System (2014)

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By: The National Center on Education and the Economy

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Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

A starter guide for community school staff who want to use data to tell their story and improve their community schools.

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Resource Tags: Evaluation, Results, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Continuous Improvement – Definition

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By: The Glossary of Education Reform

A definition of ‘continuous improvement’ in the education context – from a glossary on education reform for parents.

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Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Coordination of Services Team (COST) Tools

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By: Oakland Unified School District

COST Referral Process Sample Referral Form Sample Agenda Sample Referral Tracker

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Resource Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

An interactive guide to describe the what, why, and how of system-wide expansion of community schools.

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Resource Tags: Collaboration, Implementation, Partnership, Scaling Up

Resource Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Building Community Schools: A Guide for Action

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By: National Center for Community Schools

A guide for understanding and building community schools.

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Resource Tags: Collaboration, Getting Started, Implementation, Partnership

Resource Categories: Infrastructure and Building Partnerships, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Community Schools Results (2013)

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By: Coalition for Community Schools

A brief summarizing the evidence of how a diverse set of community school initiatives are preparing students to learn, helping them succeed, and preparing them for future success.

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Resource Tags: Impact, Research, Results, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Nuts + Bolts, Resources, Results + Research

Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools (February 2012)

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By: John W. Gardner Center for Youth (Stanford University)

An issue brief which summarizes the links between program participation at 6 community schools in Redwood City to positive student outcomes.

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Resource Tags: Impact, Research, Results, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Nuts + Bolts, Resources, Results + Research

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Case Study (2013)

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By: Finance Project / National Center for Community Schools

A case study of two community schools operated by The Children’s Aid Society in partnership with the New York City Department of Education that examines the social return on investment.

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Resource Tags: Research, Results, Return on Investment, Student Outcomes

Resource Categories: Impact, Resources, Results + Research

What is a Community School?

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By: Coalition for Community Schools (Washington D.C.)

The Coalition for Community School’s description of community schools.

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Resource Tags: Definition, Framework

Resource Categories: Definition and Frameworks, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

Chronic Absence Community School Video

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By: Attendance Works

A video describing the measure, chronic absence. Includes: definition, research findings on the impact on student achievement, and how to use this indicator and improve attendance.

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Resource Tags: Chronic Absence, Continuos Improvement, Indicators, Student Outcomes, Video

Resource Categories: Continuous Improvement and Using Data, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

School – District Side by Side

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By: Center for Strategic Community Innovation

An infographic showing the community school partnerships at the school and district levels.CSCi_FSCS-School-and-District-side-by-side

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Resource Tags: Definition, Framework, Infographic

Resource Categories: Definition and Frameworks, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

FAQs on Community Schools

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By: National Center for Community Schools (Children Aid Society, New York City)

The National Center for Community School’s description of community schools work including: definition, goals, components, examples and results.

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Resource Tags: Definition, Framework

Resource Categories: Definition and Frameworks, Nuts + Bolts, Resources

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