ERIC Number: ED466302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Current State and Local Initiatives To Support Student Learning: Early Childhood Programs and Innovative Programs To Better Address the Needs of Youth. Selected Presentations from an "Ensuring Student Success through Collaboration Network" Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, September 12-15, 1999).
The Ensuring Student Success Through Collaboration Network, administered by the Council of Chief State School Officers, is comprised of teams of state and local leaders from Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington and works to connect education improvement efforts with other human service reforms, economic development, and community-building initiatives. This document compiles selected presentations from an "Ensuring Student Success Through Collaboration Network" conference held in September of 1999. The focus of this conference was on innovations in early childhood education, programs to better address the needs of youth, and approaches to increasing school safety. Conference papers contained in this document are: (1) "Building Early Childhood Education Infrastructure and Coordination: The Smart Start Experience" (Karen Ponder); (2) "Using Title I and Local Funds To Build Quality Preschool Programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg: A 'Bright Beginning'" (Anthony F. Bucci); (3) "Assessing the Effectiveness of Preschool Programs in Kentucky" (Kim F. Townley); (4) "The Missouri School Entry Assessment Project" (Sharon Ford Schattgen); (5) "Interventions To Prevent and Reduce Antisocial Behavior and Promote Prosocial Behavior" (Steven Asher); (6) "Project Learn: Making the After-School Hours Work for Boys & Girls Club Members" (Carter J. Savage); (7) "The Talent Development Model" (Bonnie Erickson); (8) "Developmental Assets: Identifying the Building Blocks of Healthy Development that Young People Need To Grow Up To Be Healthy, Caring, and Responsible" (Judy Taccogna); (9) "The National Collaborative on Violence Prevention" (Linda K. Bowen); (10) "Kentucky's Response to Safe Schools" (Lois Adams-Rodgers); (11) "Arkansas' Initiatives To Prevent Youth Violence" (J. B. Robertson); and (12) "Buckner Alternative High School" (Blake Haselton). Two appendices contain the conference agenda and the presenters' biographies. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Childhood Needs, Conferences, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Children, Program Descriptions, School Safety, State Programs, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared and edited with the assistance of Barbara West and Lee Jernstadt.