ERIC Number: ED438044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Making Afterschool Count: Communities & Schools Working Together, 1999.
Making Afterschool Count, v2 n1-3 Feb-Oct 1999
This document consists of the three 1999 issues of a journal highlighting the Making After-School Count Initiative, programs across the country wherein communities and schools cooperate to serve children during after-school hours. The February 1999 issue describes grassroots efforts by California parents and religious leaders to secure funding for after-school programs and for school rebuilding and construction. Other articles in this issue describe current federal spending for after-school programs; media efforts to increase public awareness of the after-school movement; and present results of a national poll indicating that 93 percent of Americans want after-school programs available for all children. The July 1999 issue describes how expanded-day classes can contribute to academic achievement. Additional articles in this issue discuss the importance of quality for program effectiveness, how school readiness can close the educational gap for young children; and describe promising programs around the country. The October 1999 issue describes the 10 components of a school community partnership in Philadelphia, "Children Achieving." The reform agenda provides academic and non-academic support to help student achieve higher academic standards; retrain teachers; mobilize parents and business people; and decentralize the school district into 22 learning clusters, each with instructional leaders and a Family Resource Network. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, At Risk Persons, Community Involvement, Community Role, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.