ERIC Number: ED454590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Extended Learning Initiatives: Opportunities and Implementation Challenges. Profiles of Six Selected State-Sponsored Initiatives.
Munford, Rhonda L.
This report contains the profiles of state-sponsored extended learning initiatives in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Texas. They address the need to provide extra time and opportunity for students who have difficulty meeting today's standards, and for students who are meeting standards during the school day, but want to enrich their educational and developmental experiences. Projects with adult supervision can help minimize high-risk behaviors (substance abuse, sexual activity, and crime) that increase during late afternoon hours. Research shows that effective extended learning and development programs can improve academic achievement and provide enriching, safe options for American youth. A 40-item, open-ended survey was designed to profile initiatives. Topics covered include: (1) major program components and background data; (2) eligibility and application requirements; (3) description of target population and funded afterschool projects; (4) student outcomes and program evaluation; and (5) lessons learned. Each profile starts with background and historical data, followed by discussion on how the initiative works, its administrative structure, how it is funded, the role of collaboration, monitoring and measuring success, successful strategies, lessons learned, and barriers to success. Sidebar topics supplement or support information in the main text. Contact information also is included for each initiative. (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Extended School Day, Extension Education, State Programs
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-408-8072; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Minnesota; Texas