ERIC Number: ED471862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Making Connections To Improve Education: A Snapshot of School-Based Education Investments in Seven Making-Connections Sites.
This report provides a snapshot of school improvement efforts during early 2002 in several cities involved in "Making Connections," a demonstration project based on the premise that children do well when families do well, and families do better when they live in supportive neighborhoods. The project emphasizes three kinds of connections: family economic success, social networks and civic engagement, and services and supports. The report describes the work in each city, including the district context, work underway, and challenges ahead. The chapters focus on "The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Vision for Education"; "Overview and Introduction"; "Observations about 'Making Connections to Improve Education'"; "Baltimore: New Song Academy: Developing Future Community Leaders"; "Denver: The Power is in the Relationships/'El Poder Esta en la Relacia'"; Indianapolis: Schools are the Heart of the Community"; "Milwaukee: Making Connections with Community Schools"; "Oakland: A Partnership for School Reform"; "Providence: The Met School: Strengthening One Family at a Time"; "San Diego: High Tech High School: Connecting to Power"; and "Challenges and Opportunities." Two appendices present local contact information and a glossary of terms. (SM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Minority Group Children, Neighborhood Improvement, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland); California (San Diego); Colorado (Denver); Indiana (Indianapolis); Maryland (Baltimore); Rhode Island (Providence); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)