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ERIC Number: ED532642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
Full-Service Community Schools. Info Brief. Number 54
Varlas, Laura
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Community schools are organized around two common goals: helping students learn and succeed and strengthening families and communities. Full-service community schools extend these guiding principles. They are centers of their communities, providing high-quality after-school opportunities, comprehensive early childhood education, real-world learning approaches, and physical and mental health services for adults and young people in the neighborhood. They provide services designed to remove barriers to learning, make community assets fully available to address the needs of learners, and build bridges between schools, families, and communities based on mutual investment in the comprehensive well-being of communities. Full-service community schools embody the values set forth in the 2007 report of the Commission on the Whole Child, "The Learning Compact Redefined: A Call to Action". With the Whole Child Initiative, ASCD proposes a broader definition of achievement and accountability that promotes the development of children who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Supporting the core requirements to truly educate the whole child, the Coalition for Community Schools identifies five areas for program and service development in community schools: quality educational services, youth development programs, family support services, family and community engagement, and community development.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Massachusetts