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ERIC Number: ED500491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
School, Community, Family Connections. Closing the Achievement Gap Series
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Annie E. Casey Foundation
The "Closing the Achievement Gap" series explores the Casey Foundation's education investments and presents stories, results, and lessons learned. This publication provides an in-depth look at Foundation support of community schools, including selected results and lessons learned. It also includes stories about one California school district's innovative parent engagement policy, the Harlem Children's Zone Practitioners Institute, parent organizing in Texas and Denver, and the Foundation's contributions to results measurement in the connections field. In today's funding environment, few programs can expect ongoing support from government agencies and foundations unless they can demonstrate that their services are achieving desired outcomes. Boards of directors, community members, and the people served also want to know if programs are getting results. The issue of results measurement can be thorny for school/community/family connections strategies, because it is difficult to define and demonstrate a causal link between program activities and improved student outcomes. To contribute to advancing meaningful results measurement among connections grantees, the Casey Foundation has invested roughly $600,000 in the development of results frameworks, reflection tools, and evaluation for connections programs. [For the entire "Closing the Achievement Gap" series, see ED500487 through ED500493.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Indiana; Texas