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The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education - Who We Are and What We Do, April 2000

Promoting Family Involvement | After-School | Reading | Mathematics
Preparing for College | Teacher Quality | Technology | The Arts
Keeping Kids Safe and Drug Free

Promoting Family Involvement  back to top

Information and publications on promoting family involvement can be found on the Partnership for Family Involvement's Web Site at http://pfie.ed.gov

  • A Business Guide to Support Employee and Family Involvement in Education (from the Conference Board, 1997)

  • A Compact for Learning: An action Handbook for Family-School-Community Partnerships

  • America Goes Back to School: Partners' Activity Kit 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

  • An Invitation to Your Community: Building Community Partnerships for Learning

  • Building Business &Community Partnerships for Learning

  • Community Update, a monthly newsletter

  • A New Understanding of Parent Involvement

  • Employers, Families and Education

  • Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools

  • Family Involvement in Children's Education: Successful Local Approaches
After-School  back to top

Information on after-school programs can be found by visiting www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS to order publications.

  • Working for Children and Families: Safe & Smart II-After-School Programs

  • Keeping Schools Open as Community Learning Centers

  • Give Us Wings, Let Us Fly
Reading  back to top

Information on literacy can be found on the Department of Education's America Reads Challenge Web site at www.ed.gov/americareads

All America Read Challenge publications can be ordered at 1-877-4ED-PUBS and found at www.ed.gov/americareads/resources.html

  • The Read *Write* Now Activity Poster (English & Spanish)
    (or Call 1-877-4ED-PUBS)

  • A Compact for Reading Guide

  • The America Reads Challenge Resource Kit: Information on how to implement and maintain a community literacy program (Web availability only)

  • Start Early Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (Web availability only)

  • Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader

  • The Read Write Now! Basic Kit! (Web availability only)

  • The Ready *Set* Read Activity Guides for Families and Caregivers (English and Spanish) ( Web availability only)

  • So That Every Child Can Read...America Reads Community Tutoring Partnerships (Web availability only)

  • Read with Me: A Guide for Student Volunteers Starting Early Childhood Literacy Programs

  • Checkpoints for Progress: In Reading and Writing for Families and Communities

  • Checkpoint for Progress: In Reading and Writing for Teachers and Learning Partners

  • Simple Things You Can Do to Help All Children Read Well and Independently by the End of Third Grade (Web availability only)

  • Learning to Read/Reading to Learn Information Kit (Web availability only)

  • On the Road to Reading: A Guide for Community Partners (Web availability only)

  • Reading Helpers: A Guide for Training Tutors (Web availablility only)

  • Helping Your Child Become a Reader
    (Call 1-800-878-3256)

  • We Want You Posters and Brochures (material for use in recruiting federal work-study literacy volunteers)
Mathematics  back to top

Information and publications on math are available on the Department of Education's Web site at www.ed.gov/americacounts

  • Overview

  • Special Initiatives: Mathematics Mentoring and Tutoring

  • Tutoring Roadmap

  • Yes, You Can: A Guide for Establishing Mentoring Programs to Prepare Youth for College

  • Resources and Opportunities for Establishing High-Quality Mathematics Tutoring Programs

  • E-MATH: A Guide to E-mail Bases Volunteer Programs Designed to Help Students Master Challenging Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Mathematics Equals Opportunity

  • Improving Mathematics in Middle School: Lessons from TIMSS and Related Research

  • Formula for Success: A Business Leader's Guide to Supporting Math and Science Achievement

  • Self-Assessment Guide for Improving Mathematics: Using Federal Resources for Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Preparing for College  back to top

Information and publications on preparing for college early can be found on the Department of Education's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/thinkcollege/

  • Getting Ready for College Early

  • Preparing Your Child for College

  • Think College? Me? Now?

  • Funding Your Education 2000/2001

  • 2000/2001 Student Guide

  • Yes, You Can! Establishing Mentoring Programs to Prepare Youth for College
Teacher Quality  back to top

Visit the Department of Education's Web site at www.ed.gov/inits/teachers/teach.html for information and publications on teacher quality.

  • A Talented, Dedicated, and Well-Prepared Teacher in Every Classroom: U.S. Department of Education Initiative on Teaching Information Kit

  • Promising Practices: New Ways to Improve Teacher Quality

  • Building Bridges: The Mission and Principles of Professional Development

  • What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching

  • Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers

  • The Challenge for America: A High- Quality Teacher in Every Classroom

  • Trying to Beat the Clock: Uses of Teacher Professional Time in Three Countries
Technology  back to top

Information and publications on technology can be found on the Department of Education's Web site at www.ed.gov/Technology/

  • Getting On-line: A Friendly Guide for Teachers, Students and Parents

  • Parents Guide to the Internet

  • Getting America's Students Ready for the 21st Century: Meeting the Technology Literacy Challenge

  • An Educator's Guide to Evaluating the Use of Technology in Schools and Classrooms
The Arts  back to top

Information on the arts is available at the Department of Education's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/pubs/ArtsEd/ or the Arts Education Partnership Web site at www.aep-arts.org

  • Transforming Ideas for Teaching and Learning the Arts. Visit www.ed.gov/pubs/StateArt/Arts/back.html

  • Arts Education and School Improvement Resources for State and Local Leaders. For information and to obtain an updated copy of the publication, visit www.ed.gov/pubs/ArtsEd/title.html

  • Good Schools Require the Arts. To request a copy of the publication, call the Arts Education Partnership at (202) 326-8693, send a fax to (202) 408-8076 or send an e-mail to aep@ccso.org

  • Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections. To request a copy of the publication, call the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities at (202)682-5409 or send a fax to (202)682-5668

  • Gaining the Arts Advantage. This is available at www.pcah.gov
Keeping Kids Safe and Drug Free  

Information and publications on keeping kids safe and drug-free can be found on the Department of Education's Web site at www.ed.gov/offices/OSDFS/

  • Manual on School Uniforms

  • Action Guide: Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools

  • Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

  • Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

  • Preventing Youth Hate Crime

  • Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings

  • Manual to Combat Truancy


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