ERIC Number: ED464167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-19
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Advocacy for All: A 21st Century Community Learning Center for At-Risk Students.
Lacey, Candace H.; LeBlanc, Patrice R.
In spring 1999, the Palm Beach County, Florida, Public Schools implemented an after school program designed to improve students' behavior, school attendance, and academic achievement. The program targeted 63 at-risk students in a high-needs elementary school. Students were identified as having behavioral and/or academic problems. Participants completed a 27-day program with activities designed to provide opportunities to improve reading and math skills, develop positive social skills, share recreational activities, and share art and cultural experiences. Teachers participated by monitoring attendance and providing instruction. Analysis involved data on student demographics, academic achievement, attendance, and behavior. Results indicated that students' social skills development, report card grades, standardized test scores, and attendance were all positively impacted by attendance in the program. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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