ERIC Number: ED420431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
America Goes Back to School. Partners Activity Kit.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
"America Goes Back to School" is a nationwide initiative to encourage and support family and community involvement in improving children's learning. The program's 1998 theme highlights year-round partnerships started or celebrated during the back-to-school months of August through October. This kit provides tools to help families and community members become more aware of and involved in education. Section 1, "You Can Help America's Students Go Back to School," suggests ways to organize back-to-school events and partnerships, presents information on the importance of family and community involvement in children's learning, and lists resources available from the U.S. Department of Education. Section 2, "The ABC's of America Goes Back to School," lists suggestions for community activities. Section 3, "Planning for America Goes Back to School," presents ways to enhance collaboration and build partnerships for learning, and includes a planning calendar and activity ideas for involving students. Section 4, "Stay Connected-U.S. Department of Education Resources," provides information on linking with other federal outreach activities such as the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education and satellite town meetings. Five cards included in the kit present key facts, make suggestions for activities, and list available Department of Education resources in five areas: (1) building good citizens; (2) helping all children master the basics; (3) helping students "think college early"; (4) modernizing and strengthening the public schools; and (5) growing school leaders. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Community Involvement, Community Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Role, Parent Participation, Parents, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Student Volunteers, Volunteers
U.S. Department of Education, Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-8173; phone: 800-USA-LEARN; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.