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Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD. – 2000
"Making Connections" is an effort to improve the life chances of vulnerable children by strengthening their families and neighborhoods. It helps families raise healthy, confident, and successful children by tapping the skills, strengths, leadership, and resilience found in all neighborhoods. The first section, "Introduction," reviews key issues…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Powley, Sherry; Sabol, Laurie – 2000
This book provides essays on career topics aimed at women and a directory of tools to help women get started or take their career to the next level. The essays topics are equal education and employment; role models, networks, and mentors for women; financial management; child care; introduction to financial aid; women's colleges and women's…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Employment Practices
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
According to the United States Department of Labor, 73% of drug users in 1997 were employed. Numerous studies, reports, and surveys suggest that substance abuse is having a negative effect on the workplace in terms of decreased productivity; increased accidents; absenteeism; turnover; and medical costs. However, workplace substance abuse is a…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Problems, Drug Education, Employment
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
There are many issues concerning women of all ages and substance abuse. Women who abuse alcohol or other drugs are particularly at risk for sexual assault; unprotected sex; unwanted pregnancies; and sexually transmitted diseases. Females between the ages of 12 and 17 surpass males in their use of cigarettes; cocaine; crack; inhalants; and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Community Action
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $50 billion in direct medical costs. This paper provides tips and resources to help communities undertake the necessary steps to reduce tobacco use. It includes a list of national…
Descriptors: Community Action, Health Promotion, Prevention, Public Health
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
The media play an increasingly strong role in transmitting values; behaviors; social norms; attitudes; and knowledge to youth and adults. Media literacy involves the ability to ask questions about what is watched, heard, or read. It involves learning what to look for, what to ask, and how to question these many influences. Media literacy also…
Descriptors: Advertising, Community Action, Community Problems, Guns
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
Families, schools, community organizations, and local practitioners have an important role to play in bringing about changes in the larger physical and psychosocial environment. The environmental strategies of policy, enforcement, education, communication, and collaboration can all have a significant impact. These environmental strategies for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Action, Drinking, Drug Education
Join Together, Boston, MA. – 2000
Substance abuse has long been recognized as a precipitating factor in many domestic violence incidents. The main type of substance abuse is alcohol usage. Forty-six percent of the offenders reported being dependent on or abusing alcohol, while another 28% were found to be dependent on opiates, cocaine, marijuana, or inhalants. Nearly two-fifths of…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Action, Drinking, Family Problems
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. – 2000
This 2000 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) (Washington, D.C.) Membership Directory provides a comprehensive listing of the association's members. The directory is designed primarily as a quick reference of basic information about each of the 1,081 colleges that are members of AACC. In addition to listings of institutional members,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Public Colleges
Davis, Cheryl D. – 2000
This publication describes assistive devices to help convert auditory signals to signals that are accessible to persons who are hard of hearing, deaf, or deaf-blind. Introductory material describes the four regional centers making up the Postsecondary Education Programs Network. Each descriptive page includes photographs and prices as well as…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Deaf Blind
Howley, Craig B. – 2000
Organization and information resources are presented to help community and school district leaders sustain and improve small high schools. Contact information and brief descriptions are provided for 11 organizations that either have a significant direct influence on educational policymaking or assemble knowledge and information helpful to efforts…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Facilities, Educational Policy
Kohler, Paula D.; Hood, Lisa K. – 2000
This directory profiles 20 programs that promote post-school outcomes for students with disabilities through inclusive school-to-work systems. Three criteria were used to select the programs: (1) the nomination featured a program or practices that provide transition- or school-to-work-related services or instruction to students with disabilities,…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, College School Cooperation, Disabilities
Reder, Nancy D. – 2000
Noting the increasing need for improved access to quality after-school services, this guide to federal funding sources for out-of-school time programs and community schools (OST/CS) is designed to assist program leaders, policymakers, and others in nonprofit, public, and private organizations in taking advantage of federal funding opportunities.…
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Tuthill, Shirley J., Comp. – 2000
This publication contains an annotated bibliography and information on journals, organizations, and resources related to new approaches in rural education. The annotated bibliography describes 97 journal articles, ERIC digests, research reports, programs descriptions and evaluations, government reports, conference papers, and grant guides. Most…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Practices
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of School Improvement. – 2000
This document is designed as a resource to assist North Carolina schools in providing the best programs and strategies in the areas of acceleration, remediation, and intervention. The best practices described here are applicable to most students, including students with disabilities. The programs and strategies were validated as effective by the…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Black Education, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education
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