ERIC Number: ED411990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
America Goes Back to School: Partner's Activity Kit, 1997.
Family Involvement Partnership for Learning, Washington, DC.
"America Goes Back to School" is a nationwide initiative of parents, educators, and community leaders who have become actively involved in improving education in their communities. This "partners' activity kit" is intended to raise public awareness about what students in the schools need, and describes ways that everyone in the community can fill a role in improving education. The kit contains several sections, including: (1) encouraging local and state lawmakers to issue proclamations and resolutions; (2) working with the media; (3) starting local partnerships and connecting with the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education; and (4) bringing the community together to learn more about timely issues in education through the U.S. Department of Education's Satellite Town Meetings. The kit includes examples of how various community groups work to improve learning and a section on President Clinton's Call to Action for American Education. This section contains: the Call to Action and discussion of answering the Call to Action, including information on safe and drug-free schools, reading, preparation for college, and family involvement; a proposed checklist for principals and a school team to begin implementing the Call to Action; and a sample Call to Action poster. (LPP)
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 Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Involvement Partnership for Learning, Washington, DC.