ERIC Number: ED466996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Community School Models.
Samberg, Laura, Comp.; Sheeran, Melyssa, Comp.
This booklet contains profiles of 26 community-school models. Although communities and states approach the development of community schools in various ways, all the models presented here reflect the shared vision of the Coalition for Community Schools, that is, a set of partnerships to establish a place where services, support, and opportunity lead to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Community schools operate in a public-school building and are open to students, families, and community before, during, and after school every day of the year. The models illustrate the vision of a community school, along with what happens at a community school, and demonstrate the key principles of a community school. Elements of a community school include using public schools as a hub to bring together many partners, strong partnerships, shared accountability, high expectations, diversity, and the use of a community's strength. Each of the school models provides contact information, a description of the program and its goals, some distinguishing characteristics of the model, how the school is governed, and other information. Those communities that are represented include New York City; Boston; Birmingham; Denver; San Francisco; Kansas City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle. (RJM)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Integrated Services, Models, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, Shared Facilities
Coalition for Community Schools, c/o Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-822-8405; Fax: 202-872-4050; Web site: http://www.communityschools.org. For full text: http://www.communityschools.org/Models.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Community Schools, Washington, DC.