ERIC Number: ED352133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
National Conference of Lieutenant Governors Education Task Force Subcommittee on At-Risk Students.
National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, Lexington, KY.
In order to assist states in developing model programs, this report examines the common characteristics and strengths of a number of state programs that coordinate social services for at-risk students and their families. After discussing the characteristics of at-risk children and their families, the report presents a comprehensive and collaborative model involving the family, the schools, community-based service agencies, community leaders, state human service agencies, and state leaders which can result in a more efficient and effective service delivery mechanism. Programs based on such a model should stress local empowerment and flexibility, parental involvement, and adequate budgets, and should emphasize evaluation and accountability. This social service coordination model can easily be tied into the goals of President Bush's America 2000 initiative, which sets specific goals for educational achievement by the year 2000. An appendix provides a brief outline of 20 state coordination programs. The outlines include the name and telephone number of a contact person for each program. Contains 54 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, Lexington, KY.