ERIC Number: ED373861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Community Schools: The Bruner Foundation's Evaluation of the New York State Community Schools Program. A Report.
Bruner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
A 3-year evaluation was conducted of the New York State Community Schools Program (CSP) in New York City Public Schools. The goals of the CSP include better, more developmental, challenging, and enriched curricula and more time on task, leading to improved academic outcomes for children in Community Schools. The goals also include school-site brokering of comprehensive health, nutritional, and social services at such schools for children and their families. The evaluation found that although attendance had improved at schools implementing the CSP, few of the goals of the program were being met. Curricula for children in Community Schools was similar to those in non-CSP schools, and there was no evidence for improved academic outcomes for children in Community Schools. Although health, nutritional, and social services were available to children and their families in Community Schools, non-CSP schools also provided these services to a similar degree. The evaluation results suggest the need for: (1) increased technical assistance to Community Schools to improve academic outcomes; (2) increased collaboration between state and city agencies to improve social and health services provision; (3) extended academic programs; and (4) the implementation of valid student achievement measures. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bruner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.