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- 1/25/07 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement, , University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center,, Equity Alliance at ASU
This On Point is for all teachers who want to explore issues around conducting focus groups to develop a comprehensive school portrait. Focus groups are an effective means of collecting qualitative information that can be used to guide improvement planning and efforts. Building Leadership Teams can use focus groups to find out almost anything about the climate, day-to-day operations, and individual perceptions of the school. Conducting focus group can help in developing a comprehensive...
- 1/5/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement, , University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center,, Equity Alliance at ASU
A Building Leadership Team (BLT) is a school-based group of individuals who work to provide strong organizational process for school renewal and improvement. BLTs orchestrate the work of school professionals, administrators, families, and students through the school improvement process. This process includes the examination of current, successful practices and also those areas that are of concern to the school community. In addition, BLTs plan for progress, achievement, and risk. This...
- 1/24/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement, , University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, , Equity Alliance at ASU
Each page of this guide focuses on a different part of the School Improvement Process. You’ll find ideas about how to gather and use information to set your focus areas and action cycles. There’s no one right place to start. If your building already has an active planning process, you may want to proceed directly to the action cycle step.
- 1/1/88 - Connor, R. F.
- 1/12/09 - Goode, T., Jones, W.
Family-centered care and cultural and linguistic competence are essential approaches to address the multiple strengths, needs, and preferences of this nation’s families who have children and youth with special health care needs. MCHB convened a meeting to explore ways in which family-centered care and cultural and linguistic competence could be integrated in a more effective manner to support and sustain a community-based system of services that are comprehensive, coordinated, and...
- 1/30/09 - Saba Bireda
"Children living in poverty face many obstacles outside the classroom that can hinder their success in the classroom. Unaddressed health care needs interfere with learning and cause low attendance. Inadequate and inconsistent housing may deprive students of a safe and quiet place to study. A lack of affordable and accessible child care forces many young adults to sacrifice learning opportunities to care for younger family members. And poverty’s economic stress may cause students to be less...
- 1/13/09 - Federico Waitoller, Kathleen A. King, Elizabeth B. Kozleski
Presentation designed to give an overview of Early Intervening and Its Connection to Disproportionality, Tensions in the Field of EBD, Emerging Early Intervening Practices, Limitations of Early Intervening Practices and Equity-Grounded Early Intervening Services
- 1/5/09 - Foundation for Child Development,
"The centerpiece of the Foundation for Child Development's 2007 Annual Report, All Our Children? The Health and Education of Children of Immigrants is an essay by Alexandra Fuenmayor Starr. Ms. Starr writes about U.S. immigration policy for Slate, The New Republic, and The American Scholar. Her essay, "The Dividends of Investing Early: Why We Need to Help the Youngest Children of Immigrants," argues that young children of immigrants, over 90 percent of whom are citizens, will have a large...
- 1/14/09 - The Federal Intreragency Forum on Child and Family Statistics,
Statistical data on children and families collected through the coordination and integration of 22 federal agencies. Indicators are organized into seven sections: Family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
- 1/2/09 - Tawara D. Goode, Wendy Jones, Clare Dunne, Suzanne Bronheim
The following “postcards from the road” provide snapshots of the accomplishments of state and territorial programs in infusing cultural and linguistic competence in policies, practices and structures. Complete stories are presented in the section entitled, “How are the States and Territories Traveling?”
- 1/1/10 - Center for Mental Health in Schools,
"As the argument over charter vs. traditional schools burgeons, it is overshadowing discussion about the ongoing failure of the majority of charters and traditional schools to substantially
increase the percentage of youngsters who succeed at school over the long run. This colludes with the tendency to downplay the fact that school improvement policy and practice lacks a primary emphasis on addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students. This brief report...
- 1/19/10 - Pew Hispanic Center,
"This report takes an in-depth look at Hispanics who are ages 16 to 25, a phase of life when young people make choices that-for better and worse-set their path to adulthood. For this particular ethnic group, it is also a time when they navigate the intricate, often porous borders between the two cultures they inhabit-American and Latin American. The report explores the attitudes, values, social behaviors, family characteristics, economic well-being, educational attainment and labor force...
- 1/5/09 - FPG Child Development Institute,
Almost 10 percent of American adults suffer from a depressive disorder each year; and another 11 percent experience symptoms of depression that significantly impair life
functioning, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. These figures are even higher for those living in poverty. A 2004 survey published by the Centers for Disease Control reported that “poor persons were four times as likely as non-poor persons to report serious psychological distress.” Children are not...
- 1/23/09 - First Focus,
"First Focus published Children’s Budget 2009 to inform policymakers, advocates, and the American public about the importance our government places on programs that aim to improve the well-being of American children. Issue areas touch on child health, education, housing, income support, child welfare, nutrition, and many more. Additionally, this year we have broken down investments in children that were provided in the economic recovery package, known as the American Reinvestment and...
- 1/16/10 - Shannon Stagman, Janice L. Cooper
Mental health is a key component in a child’s healthy development; children need to be healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. With the addition of effective treatments, services, and supports, the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and...
- 1/5/09 - Center for Mental Health in Schools,
“Supporters of Community Schools often are drawn to the term because of their concern with improving school climate, focusing on the whole child. Addressing diversity needs, and taking a ‘broader and bolder approach’ in order to transform public education. Diverse concepts commonly raised in discussions of Community Schools include establishing a psychological sense of community; promoting well-being, resilience, and protective factors; increasing student and family empowerment and...