ERIC Number: ED467665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
What Every Educator Should Know...About the Changing Social Policy Landscape and Efforts To Ensure Student Success. Issue Brief.
This issue brief examines how policies and programs for children and families are changing. It focuses on specific trends in human services, health care, economic development, youth development, and education and describes the implications of these changes for educators and school-community partnerships, paying special attention to the role that such partnerships can play in improving the lives of children and their families. The brief discusses the rising call for accountability, the need for more flexibility in states and localities, and the increasing coordination and integration of services. Specific developments in child and family policies and programs are welfare reform (block grants, child care and nutrition, food stamps, benefits to immigrants, the Social Services Block Grant, Medicaid, child support, teen parents, school readiness, and expanded support services); work-force development; health care; community and economic development; youth development; federal education programs, including Goals 2000; the Ed-Flex Demonstration Program; Title I; safe and drug-free schools; flexible funding; IDEA reauthorization; the School-to-Work Opportunities Act; and adult and vocational education. How these changes will affect schools is addressed in each section. A final part describes how stakeholders can become a part of the solution. (Contains 12 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Public Service, School Policy, Strategic Planning
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431. Tel: 202-408-5505; Fax: 202-408-8072; Web site: http://www.ccsso.org. For full text: http://www.ccsso.org/pdfs/ibspr98.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Danforth Foundation, Clayton, MO.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Educational Equity.
Note: Bill Shepardson contributed significantly to the writing and editing. Also supported by the Stuart Foundation. Also published and disseminated through the Laboratory for Student Success (1998-15).