ERIC Number: ED428459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
State Education Agency Support for School-Community Collaboration in the Mid-Atlantic States. Issue Brief.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.
This document brief examines the role of state education agencies in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in supporting school-community collaborations. The findings are based on site visits and interviews conducted in 1996-97 with state-education-agency staff, as well as staff representing other state agencies that address the needs of children and families. The brief discusses the context for school-community collaboration, focusing on the state context, the policy context, and the political factors that serve to influence these contexts. It details the changing role of the state education agency and provides an overview of the ways in which collaboration is defined. The brief also profiles state education agencies and school-community collaboration and looks at statewide collaborative activities for children, youth, and families. It provides examples of school-community collaboration and the special emphasis on extending educational services to special populations and to increase school-linked services. It also discusses ways to integrate school-community collaboration into school reform and how state-education-agency organization affects collaborative efforts. Challenges and barriers to school- community collaboration, some examples of promising practices, and future directions for collaborative programs are all discussed. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Politics of Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, State Aid, State Departments of Education
Web site: http://www.ccsso.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.