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ERIC Number: ED438780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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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)
Web site: http://www.ed.gov/G2K/community.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.
Note: For the 1998 issues, see ED 428 742.