ERIC Number: ED460204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Faith Communities and Public Schools: A Collaboration To Improve Education. CPEC Best Practices Report.
Smith, Jim H.
Churches and religious organizations in Connecticut and across the United States, especially those in urban neighborhoods, often work to help ensure that public school students have the best opportunity to obtain a meaningful education, providing grassroots services that support public schools. This paper presents examples of several successful partnerships between faith communities and public schools around the state of Connecticut and throughout the United States. It concludes by examining the U.S. Department of Education's 1995 guidelines for partnerships between religious organizations and public schools and discussing guidelines for faith leaders found within the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education's report, "Faith Communities Joining with Local Communities To Support Children's Learning." Sidebars include information on how faith communities can approach their local schools to offer help, what churches and organizations can do to help, and whom to call to get more information on playing a meaningful role in support of local public schools in Connecticut. (SM)
Descriptors: Church Role, Churches, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Religious Organizations, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Policy and Economic Council, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut