ERIC Number: ED389829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Hand in Hand: How Nine Urban Schools Work with Families and Community Services.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Nine schools report in this document on the challenges, successes, and lessons they have experienced while setting up Family Centers and bringing health and social services into their schools. These schools are part of a professional network of urban schools begun and facilitated by the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands through its Designing Schools for Enhanced Learning Initiative. Called the Urban Working Party, this network consists of school teams that include teachers, administrators, other school professionals, parents, and social workers. A profile of each school describes the systems of integrated social services that they are developing. Schools are located in Puerto Rico, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. Appendix A lists 13 sources for further reading. Appendix B presents an activity to develop critical inquiry skills. Appendix C lists Urban Working Party participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Involvement, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Health Programs, Integrated Activities, Partnerships in Education, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Services, Urban Schools
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 950, Andover, MA 01810 ($6 plus $2 shipping and handling. Cite order no. L2005).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.