ERIC Number: ED463057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Using Title I To Support Out-of-School Time and Community School Initiatives. Strategy Brief.
Deich, Sharon; Wegener, Victoria; Wright, Elisabeth
Despite the demonstrated social value of out-of-school time and community school initiatives, such programs lack dedicated funding sources available to support their efforts. This strategy brief argues that Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act can serve as an important funding source for out-of-school time programs and community school initiatives. The brief presents an overview of the Title I program, emphasizing its use for extended learning through out-of-school time and community school initiatives. The brief then highlights three strategies that community leaders, program developers, and school officials can employ to access these funds to support out-of-school time and community school initiatives. The brief focuses on activities that provide direct links to academic performance: (1) out-of-school programs providing additional instructional time or supporting instructional goals; (2) parental involvement; and (3) preschool services and education to facilitate transition to elementary school. The brief discusses considerations for each strategy and provides examples of innovative approaches. The brief concludes with a list of pertinent resources and organizations. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Community Schools, Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, State Federal Aid, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I