National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs

Resource Description

This resource addresses the topic: Community Building/Collaboration.

Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools
Martin J. Blank, Atelia Melaville, and Bela P. Shah
The report examines 20 different community school initiatives across the United States with evidence that they have impacted education in four important areas: student learning, family engagement with students and schools, school effectiveness, and community vitality. Chapter 1 discusses the advantages that community schools have over traditional schools. Chapter 2 establishes five essential conditions for learning that are possible because of community schools' unique advantages. Chapter 3 provides an overview of 20 current evaluations of community school initiatives and the positive impact they have on students, schools, families, and communities. Chapter 4 helps interested parties move from research to practice. Finally, chapter 5 offers an action agenda for stakeholders who want to promote community schools in their area. (72 pages)
© 2003
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Coalition for Community Schools
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Phone: 202-822-8405, ext. 156
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