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Friend, Bruce; Patrick, Susan; Schneider, Carri; Vander Ark, Tom – iNACOL, 2017
The goal of this report is to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning and empower them with ways to support the shift to student-centered learning. The authors define personalized learning and describe why it matters. They highlight examples of personalized learning in action to show how personalized…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Competency Based Education, Definitions
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This list of resources offers promising strategies that communities and policymakers can use to make sustainable advances in achieving equitable transportation systems. Resources are organized into seven categories: transportation equity, Safe Routes to School, school siting, complete streets, non-motorized transportation, community design, and…
Descriptors: Transportation, Child Health, Obesity, Prevention
Bok, Vincent – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
Schools have always been recognized as an integral part of the community and the challenge is to ensure this vital component of social infrastructure is delivered in such a manner that long term benefits for local children, families and the broader community are realized. The Western Metropolitan Region in Victoria has experienced rapid…
Descriptors: School Role, Community Attitudes, Population Growth, School Community Relationship
Tsoi-A-Fatt, Rhonda – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2008
This paper presents a picture of risk and challenge for youth in distressed communities and outlines how these communities can band together to create a continuum of supportive activities to bolster youth's success in school and life. As youth grow and develop, individualized support and exposure to new experiences has a significant impact on…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Youth Problems, Disadvantaged Youth
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
This guide is based on findings of a year-long study undertaken by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to evaluate Institute-sponsored programs for youth aged 9-19 between 1998 and 2003, and discussion with the IMLS Youth Action Committee and practitioners about the kind of information needed for planning and implementing effective…
Descriptors: Community Development, Youth Programs, Informal Education, Museums
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai; Bloom, Dara; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
This guidebook has been developed to support and coordinate efforts across Pennsylvania to increase the connections between farms and schools. It is written for schools and school districts--and especially for food service directors, teachers, administrators, school nurses, and school health and wellness committees. It is also written for farmers…
Descriptors: Food Service, Guides, School Community Relationship, Agricultural Occupations
Sherman, Rachel H.; Deich, Sharon G.; Langford, Barbara Hanson – Finance Project, 2007
This publication is part of a series of tools and resources on financing and sustaining youth programming. These tools and resources are intended to assist policy makers, program developers and community leaders in developing innovative strategies for implementing, financing and sustaining effective programs and policies. This brief highlights six…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Financial Support, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation
Haser, Shelly Gismondi; Nasser, Ilham – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Over the last 20 years, many districts and schools have begun to explore year-round education or a modified calendar in response to student under-achievement in low performing schools. Here, the authors detail their two-year study of Title I, year-round, or modified calendar schools that switched from a traditional to a modified schedule in order…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Year Round Schools, Low Achievement
Goos, Merrilyn – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
In this article, the author presents findings from a national project coordinated by the University of Queensland. The project was designed to explore the links between home, school, and community that supported children's numeracy development. Two of the aims of this project were to: (a) critically review recent Australian and international…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Primary Education
DeLapp, Lynn R. – 2003
As states and communities work to improve the accessibility and quality of supports and services for young children and their families, they find that their greatest challenge is in gaining and maintaining concerted attention and resources for planning, financing, implementing, and sustaining high-quality, coherent systems. This brief addresses…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Budgeting, Case Studies, Change Strategies
Hampton, Jim – 2003
In 2002, Florida voters placed on the ballot through petition and passed a state constitutional amendment mandating universal prekindergarten (UPK) for all 4-year-olds beginning in 2005; it was the nation's first voter-initiated, mandated UPK. This case study examines Florida's successful UPK campaign. The report highlights the leadership of David…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation
Wilkie, Meredith; Newell, Susan – 2000
This document focuses on ways that Australian Aboriginal parents and communities can get involved in schools. It reflects the recommendation given to the Australian Parliament by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) concerning the rights of Indigenous communities to self-determination within the education system. Chapters are…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Bilingual Schools, Case Studies, Community Involvement
Sanoff, Henry – 1999
The Community Design movement advocates that mismanagement of the physical environment is a major factor contributing to social and economic ills of a community. This book provides the proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the community design process successfully and productively. It offers 15 case studies chronicling…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Check Lists, Community Development, Community Involvement
Moon, M. Sherril; And Others – 1992
Developed as part of a project to integrate youth with disabilities into regular recreational and leisure activities, this report attempted to identify several programs and specific types of leisure activities that children, adolescents, and young adults with and without disabilities can enjoy together regardless of skill level. Case studies are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Clubs, Community Organizations, Community Programs
Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. – 1990
The newsletter presents short vignettes describing persons of different ages and disabilities, with emphasis on the technologies each person uses to cope with daily challenges. Vignettes describe a Down Syndrome 6-year-old whose learning is helped by computer access; a cerebral palsied adult whose head-controlled power wheelchair, dowel stick,…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Case Studies, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities
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