Inside Full-Service Community Schools combines the on-site knowledge of school principal Sue Maguire, who has created a model full-service community school, with the deep experience and understanding of research-advocate Joy Dryfoos, who has tracked the development of these school transformation models across the country. The result is a highly practical, real-world guide with a unique local--national perspective. Topics include:- Getting started - Providing a range of services - Staffing: what works and what doesn't - Collaborating with the government and private sector - Involving parents - Overcoming barriers - Funding - Sustaining the schoolIn this groundbreaking work, experts Dryfoos and Maguire share both personal and comparative models, examining the full spectrum of community schools in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The book is ideal for reformers, administrators, and anyone interested in the future of education in America.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction1. Why Full-Service Community Schools?2. How Do Full-Service Community Schools Get Started?3. What Kinds of Services Can Schools Provide?4. What Goes On During the Extended Day?5. What Are the Staffing Considerations?6. How Are Effective Partnerships Developed?7. How Are Parents Brought on Board?8. Do Community Schools Work? Assessment and Evaluation9. What Are the Barriers to Creating Full-Service Community Schools?10. How Can These Schools and Programs Be Funded?11. What Is the Prognosis?Appendix A: Strengthening Partnerships: Community School Assessment ChecklistAppendix B: Community Needs Assessment: Parent SurveyAppendix C: Child Care Programs HandbookAppendix D: Request for ConsultationAppendix E: After-School Program Sample FormsAppendix F: Sample Communications With Parents About After-School ProgramsAppendix G: Sample Job Descriptions for Family Center EmployeesResourcesReferencesIndex