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U.S. Department of Education, Community Update

   About Community Update   

Community Update is the U.S. Department of Education's monthly newsletter for parents, educators and community partners involved in efforts to improve education. Featuring model programs from around the nation, Community Update puts its readers in touch with resources, services and publications for increasing student learning.

Community Update also features voices from the people on education's front line. Each month contributing writers discuss real life successes and challenges they face in their schools and communities. Among the contributors have been a school superintendent, teacher, college student, and a research psychologist of early childhood development.

In addition, every issue includes an in-depth article on a model school or program that has overcome obstacles to increase student achievement, such as a Virginia school that made a sharp turnaround in test scores with a double commitment from teachers and the principal.

Community Update conveys important news from the Secretary of Education, along with the progress of Department initiatives, such as the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. A section of the newsletter is devoted to coverage of the Partnership and its more than 7,200 members.

Each issue shares its theme with the Department of Education's monthly Satellite Town Meeting, a live television program, which features the Secretary and educators and community leaders in a discussion of improvements in teaching and learning. Topics have included school safety, early reading, technology education, and standards and accountability.

Community Update contains news and information about public and private organizations for the reader's information. Inclusion does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any products or services offered or views expressed.

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Last updated—September 6, 2001 (lvb)