ERIC Number: ED394745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
America Goes Back to School: An Initiative of the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Partners' Activity Kit, 1996-97.
Family Involvement Partnership for Learning, Washington, DC.
Noting the improvement in schools and education that occurs when parents, educators, and the community get involved, this "partners' activity kit" is intended to raise public awareness about what students in the schools need, and describes ways that anyone in the community can fill a role in improving education. Following an invitation from the U.S. Secretary of Education for community support, the kit lists seven goals identified by the public as important to improving education: (1) making schools safe, disciplined, and drug-free; (2) supporting parent and family involvement; (3) becoming a reading, literate society; (4) reaching for new levels of excellence with high standards and real accountability; (5) making technoloy available so all children will succeed in the 21st century; (6) preparing young people for careers; and (7) making college more accessible. The remainder of the kit provides ideas for getting involved in each of those seven action areas. Included with the activities are real-life examples of how various community groups work to improve learning. Activities for getting involved are categorized for the following groups: families; schools involving families and the community; community and cultural groups, colleges, libraries, the armed forces, and religious organizations; and employers. Innovative activities from America Goes Back to School events are described, and a directory of selected resources are listed. (HTH)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Community Role, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Needs
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 600 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Involvement Partnership for Learning, Washington, DC.