ERIC Number: ED364979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Students At Risk. Legislative Research Commission Report to the 1993 General Assembly of North Carolina.
North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
This document summarizes the proceedings of meetings held by the North Carolina Legislative Research Commission's Committee on Students at Risk in autumn 1992. Presenters were representatives of North Carolina governmental agencies and other organizations or programs. Findings include the following: (1) The term "students at risk" places responsibility on the student and overlooks the underlying conditions; (2) first priority should be placed on early intervention; (3) many of the state's programs and services are fragmented; (4) the state should develop a comprehensive child-focused, family-based approach; and (5) the state should use the Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Program as a model of a school-linked family resources program. The committee endorses two legislative proposals before the North Carolina General Assembly that would establish a grant program to strengthen family resources and an independent study commission to improve educational support services. The committee also recommends that the Department of Public Instruction undertake a comprehensive study of various issues and that the Teacher Training Task Force study methods to increase the recruitment of minorities into the teaching profession. Appendices contain legislative memos, a list of committee members, and the two legislative proposals. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Legislative Research Commission, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina