ERIC Number: ED431244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Bringing Education into the Afterschool Hours.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This booklet provides schools with ideas for using their afterschool programs in new and effective ways to promote student achievement and meet the needs of students and community. It illustrates a variety of activities, separated by subject matter, that are available through the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). These activities include reading programs that integrate a high-quality reading effort so that all children can read well by the end of the third grade. Two DOE programs--America Reads Work-Study Program and the Reading Excellence Program--are described. The next section details suggestions for mathematics instruction and includes a description of the American Counts Challenge, a multifaceted initiative to help all students boost their achievement in mathematics. Other materials include college-readiness outreach programs, such as Project GRAD and the Early Scholars Outreach Program; teacher recruitment in afterschool programs, including advice on how to integrate teacher training; technology in afterschool programs; the arts and afterschool programs; strong, safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools; and parent-involvement tips, such as accommodating family schedules and making afterschool programs affordable. Contact information and other sources of information are listed at the end of each section. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.