ERIC Number: ED438780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Community Update, 1999.
Anderson, Julie, Ed.
Community Update, n63-72 Jan-Dec 1999
This document consists of nine issues (covering January through December 1999) of the newsletter "Community Update," containing articles on community and family involvement in education. Article topics include: new programs to help students prepare for college early; Vice President Al Gore announced the first-ever national Hispanic Education Action Plan to help Hispanic-American students; after-school program funding; appropriation bill signed into law to help parents, teachers, students, schools and communities build partnerships and make educational improvements; arrival of E-Rate for schools and libraries; America Counts Challenge initiative to help students master challenging mathematics; efforts to prepare workers and employers for the 21st century; Secretary of Education presented the John Stanford Education Heroes award to ten individuals committed to improving schools and communities; Mars Millennium project launched; moving education into the 21st century; preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology; FY2000 education budget sent to Congress; teacher quality enhancement initiatives; reports on satellite town meetings; the "Everybody Wins!" literacy program; US West Foundation's technology initiatives and programs; NAEP Report showing progress in reading; educational benefits of smaller class sizes and modern schools; increases in classroom Internet access and the role of the E-Rate; summer reading programs; millennium initiatives; regional office support of after-school and nutrition programs; a new publication highlighting successful districtwide arts education programs; national commissions focusing on teacher recruitment and instructional improvement; "America Goes Back to School" initiative; school and business partnerships; ideas and resources for keeping schools and communities safe; increases in museum education programs; budgets; elementary and secondary education legislation; record-breaking enrollments; Compact for Reading; changing high schools to fit modern times; support for public school improvement; the Afterschool Alliance; comprehensive school reform; and the Apple Learning Interchange, a free online resource. Each issue includes an insert on family involvement, calendar of events, and announcements. (AEF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Federal Government, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Literacy, Newsletters, Reading Programs, School Community Relationship, Summer Programs, Teacher Education
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/G2K/community.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.
Note: For the 1998 issues, see ED 428 742.