ERIC Number: ED445829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Educational Achievement: A Volume Exploring the Role of Investments in Schools and Other Supports and Services for Families and Communities.
Although the nation has been focused on improving its schools for more than a decade, the achievement gap between children from low-income households and those from more affluent households persists. Recognizing the close relationship between education and other supports and services for children, families, and communities, this book is designed to stimulate policy thinking about investments for improving academic achievement. The book contains the following papers: (1) "Can Poor Children Learn More through Improving Their Schools or Making Their Families Stronger?" (John F. Jennings), a foreword introducing the major paper and the four subsequent commentaries; (2) "Finance Fungibility: Investigating Relative Impacts of Investments in Schools and Non-School Educational Institutions To Improve Student Achievement" (Richard Rothstein), arguing that we should pay attention to whether public policies that improve the social and economic conditions of low-income families have the additional effect of improving their children's academic achievement; (3) "School vs. Non-School Investments for School Achievement: Is a Choice Necessary?" (Robert E. Slavin); (4) "Improving the Efficiency of Public Expenditures Directed toward Children" (David W. Grissmer); (5) "The Importance of Non-School Investments for Improving School Readiness and Educational Outcomes" (Ann Segal); and (6) "No-Silver Bullet: Questions and Data on Factors Affecting Educational Achievement" (Thomas F. Pogue). Each paper except the preface contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family (Sociological Unit), High Risk Students, Intervention, Investment, Low Income Groups, Organizational Effectiveness, Poverty, Public Policy, School Readiness, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.; Center on Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Note: Foreword by John F. Jennings. Commentaries by Robert E. Slavin, David W. Grissmer, Ann Segal, and Thomas F. Pogue.