Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice

Hardcover | March 24, 2005

EditorJoy G. Dryfoos, Jane Quinn, Carol Barkin

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A community school differs from other public schools in important ways: it is generally open most of the time, governed by a partnership between the school system and a community agency, and offers a broad array of health and social services. It often has an extended day before and afterschool, features parent involvement programs, and works for community enrichment. How should such a school be structured? How can its success be measured? Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice presents the Children's Aid Society's (CAS) approach to creating community schoolsfor the 21st century. CAS began this work more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in three low-income areas of New York City. Through a technical assistance center operated by CAS, hundreds of other schools across the country and the world are adapting this model. Based ontheir own experiences working with community schools, the contributors to the volume supply invaluable information about the selected program components. They describe how and why CAS started its community school initiative and explain how CAS community schools are organized, integrated with theschool system, sustained, and evaluated. The book also includes several contributions from experts outside of CAS: a city superintendent, an architect, and the director of the Coalition for Community Schools. Co-editors Joy Dryfoos, an authority on community schools, and Jane Quinn, CAS's AssistantExecutive Director of Community Schools, have teamed up with freelance writer Carol Barkin to provide commentary linking the various components together. For those interested in transforming their schools into effective child- and family-centered institutions, this book provides a detailed road map.For those concerned with educational and social policy, the book offers a unique example of research-based action that has significant implications for our society.

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A community school differs from other public schools in important ways: it is generally open most of the time, governed by a partnership between the school system and a community agency, and offers a broad array of health and social services. It often has an extended day before and afterschool, features parent involvement programs, and...

Joy Dryfoos is one of the founders of the Coalition for Community Schools and the Boston Roundtable for Full-Service Schools. In recent years, she has focused on "full-service community schools", her approach to transforming public schools to be responsive to the real needs of children and their families. Jane Quinn is a social ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:March 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195169591

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Preface - Joy G. DryfoosList of Children's Aid Society Community SchoolsTimeline of the Children's Aid Society Community Schools InitiativeSection One: Overview: Rationale, History, and ApproachIntroduction - Joy G. DryfoosChapter 1: Why the Children's Aid Society Is Involved in This Work - Philip ColtoffChapter 2: History of the Children's Aid Society Model - C. Warren MosesChapter 3: Community Schools from a Lead Agency Administrator's Perspective - Richard NegronSection Two: Core Program ComponentsIntroduction - Joy G. DryfoosChapter 4: Parent Involvement and Leadership in Action- Hersilia MendezChapter 5: After-School and Summer Enrichment Programs - Sarah JonasChapter 6: Early Childhood Programs - Andrew SeltzerChapter 7: School-Based Health Services - Beverly ColonChapter 8: Mental Health Services - Scott BloomChapter 9: Promoting Community and Economic Development - Yvonne GreenSection Three: Leadership, Management, and Governance IssuesIntroduction - Joy G. DryfoosChapter 10: The Power of Two or More: Partnership from a School Administrator's Perspective - Luis MalaveChapter 11: Managing the Growth of Community Schools - Hayin KimChapter 12: Sustaining Community Schools: Learning from Children's Aid Society's Experience - Jane QuinnChapter 13: Evaluation of Children's Aid Society Community Schools - Clareann Grimaldi and Helene ClarkSection Four: National ImplicationsIntroduction - Joy G. DryfoosChapter 14: National and International Adaptations of the Children's Aid Society Model - Janice Chu-ZhuChapter 15: Extended Service Schools as a District-Wide Strategy - Thomas PayzantChapter 16: Schools as Centers of Community: Planning and Design - Steven BinglerChapter 17: Reaching Out to Create a Movement - Martin BlankLooking to the Future - Joy G. Dryfoos and Jane QuinnAppendix 1: Statement of Support for the Children's Aid Society/Community School District 6 Community School Partnership Plan (Chapter 1)Appendix 2: Sample Responses to Home-School Activity (Chapter 6)Appendix 3: Forms Used in Mental Health Services at CAS Comunity Schools (Chapter 8)Appendix 4: Student Data Form for Evaluation of Children's Aid Society Community Schools (Chapter 13)Appendix 5: Stages of Development of a Children's Aid Society Community School (Chapter 14)