Putting Partnerships Into Practice

Resources for Public Policy

There are currently 22 resource(s) for Public Policy in the NCPIE database.

To order a resource, please contact its publishing organization.

Alliance for Children and Families
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 601
Washington DC 20036
Voice: 202-429-0400
Fax: 202-429-0178
Web Address: www.alliance1.org

Resource Title: Families in Society
Description: Bi-monthly. This peer-reviewed professional journal serves as a forum for addressing the interests, activities, and concerns of professionals in direct practice as well as associates in supervision, administration, policy and planning, research, and education. Formerly known as Social Casework.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1703 N Beauregard
Alexandria VA 22311
Voice: 703-575-5610
Fax: 703-575-5408
Contact: Barbara Gleason
Web Address: www.ascd.org

Resource Title: Classroom Leadership and Classroom Leadership Online
Price: Free online. Paper copies $3.00 each.
Description: Classroom Leadership Online is the online sister publication of Classroom Leadership. It is published 9 times a year (monthly except January, June, and July) and is linked thematically to Educational Leadership, ASCD's magazine. Classroom Leadership Online is a free publication that helps readers explore education topics, as seen through teachers' eyes and heard through teachers' voices.

Resource Title: InfoBrief
Price: Individual copies are $4.50 each.
Description: Published four times per year, ASCD Infobrief provides concise information on current education issues to administrators, teachers, families, policymakers, journalists, and others. Subscription is included in ASCD Premium membership.

Children's Council of San Francisco
445 Church Street
San Francisco CA 94114
Voice: 415-276-2900
Fax: 415-343-3331
Contact: Daniel Safran, Deputy Director
Contact E-mail: dsafran@childrenscouncil.org
Web Address: www.childrenscouncil.org

Resource Title: Children's News
Price: Free
Description: Quarterly newspaper with news about San Francisco child care and other community resources, information on policy and advocacy and special features. In English and Spanish.

Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Ave NW
Suite 700
Washington DC 20001-1431
Voice: 202-336-7000
Fax: 202-789-1792
Contact: Elizabeth Partoyan, Strategic Initiative Director, Next Generation Learners
Contact E-mail: elizabethp@ccsso.org
Web Address: www.ccsso.org

Resource Title: Ensuring the Education Rights of All Children, 2001
Description: This report reflects the priority actions for CCSSO in 2001. These priority actions reflect the leadership direction of CCSSO's current Board Chair, Dr. Peter McWalters, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The priority actions encompass: 1) providing for the needs of all children; 2) implementing all elements of standard-based systems; 3) adjusting speed and scope of education reform implementation; 4) helping public and policy leaders understand the scope and boldness of reform and expect rates of progress in education; and 5) committing to strategic partnerships among community, business, faith institutions and education as essential to overcoming poverty and deprivation and assuring success in education.

District Community Voices Organized and Informed for Change in Education (DC Voice)
P.O. Box 73055
Washington DC 20056
Voice: 202-986-8535
Fax: 202-238-0109
Contact: Erika Landberg, Senior Associate for Community Engagement
Contact E-mail: elandberg@dcvoice.org
Web Address: www.dcvoice.org

Resource Title: The Demand for Information for Educational Decision Making in the District of Columbia: A Public Discourse
Price: Free on request; on Web site
Author: Michele Moser, Heath Brown, Barbara Frank, George Washington University; Tahi Reynolds, Ph.D., Erika Landberg, Alyssa Alston, Samuel Rosaldo, DC VOICE
Description: This report on the education information study conducted by DC VOICE and the Public Education Research Consortium (PERC) contains three sections: 1. Major findings from other states and districts with exemplary information systems 2. Washington DC survey and focus group results 3. Implications and recommendations. Both the full report and the abridged version, Information Please!, are available on the DC VOICE Web site.

Resource Title: New Teacher Survey
Price: Free on request; on Web site
Author: Tahi Mottl Reynolds, Ph.D.
Description: The most comprehensive feedback from DCPS teachers now available, particularly from new teachers, this survey was conducted at the end of the 2002-2003 school year and contains teacher views on: - professional develoment - new teacher supports such as orientation and mentoring - the general classroom conditions needed to promote quality teaching for every child.

George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education
1730 N. Lynn Street
Suite 401
Arlington VA 22209-2004
Voice: 703-528-3588, 800-925-3223
Fax: 703-528-5973
Contact: Janet Brown
Contact E-mail: jbrown@ceee.gwu.edu
Web Address: ceee.gwu.edu

Resource Title: State Assessment Policy and Practice for English Language Learners: A National Perspective
Author: Charlene Rivera and Eric Collum (Eds.)
Description: CEEE research around assessment policies for English language learners has resulted in several major national studies designed to build an understanding of states' strategies for including this student group. This volume contains 3 studies: 1. Analysis of State Assessment Policies Regarding Accommodations for ELLs 2. A Survey and Description of Test Translation Practices 3. Examination of State Practices for Reporting Participation and Performance of English Language Learners in State Assessment

Resource Title: An Analysis of State Policies for the Inclusion and Accommodation of English Language Learners in State Assessment Programs during 1998-1999
Price: $10
Author: Charlene Rivera, Charles Stansfield, Lewis Scialdone, and Margaret Sharkey (Eds.)
Description: In addition, the 2001 report is supplemented by an online database that includes the following three search online engines at http://r3cc.ceee.gwu.edu/lepstatepolicyreport/Search.asp: 1. Search State Policies - This search presents a list of general policy items such as "State has a policy regarding inclusion/exemption." Selecting policy items from the list and pressing the search button returns a list of states that address the policy items selected. 2. Search Inclusion and Accommodation Decision and Criteria - This search presents a list of decision makers such as students, parents, and teachers as well as a list of criteria such as time in U.S. and time in state's schools. The decision and criteria items can be applied to either inclusion/exemption policy or accommodation policy. 3. Search Accommodation Policies - This search presents a list of accommodations and allows the user to specify whether a certain accommodation is allowed on some components, all components, or not at all. This section also allows the user to specify whether or not state policy indicates that scores are reported when different accommodations are used.

National Association of State Boards of Education
NASBE Policy Clearinghouse
2121 Crystal Drive Suite #350
Arlington VA 22202
Voice: 703.684.4000
Fax: 703.836.2313
Web Address: www.nasbe.org

Resource Title: Caring Communities: Report of the National Task Force on School Readiness
Price: $10.00
Description: 1991, 56 pp. This report redefines school readiness and presents a vision for what schools, communities, families, and federal and state governments must do if the nation is to meet the important national goal of ensuring that every child comes to school ready to learn. The Task Force was chaired by then-governor Bill Clinton.

Resource Title: Online Reports and Policy Briefs on Family Involvement
Price: Free
Description: NASBE has published the following reports and policy briefs concerning family involvement:
  • Report: Partners in Educational Improvement: Schools, Parents, and the Community, by Tom Schultz (1989)

  • Policy Brief: Family Involvement in Education

  • Policy Brief: Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children: Implications for Schools

  • Policy Brief: Parent Involvement

Resource Title: Right from the Start
Price: $8.50
Description: 1988, 55 pp. This is a report of NASBE's Early Childhood Education Task Force, which held hearings and visited schools in four cities to gather information on the status of early childhood learning. Now in its sixth printing, this seminal work calls for developmentally appropriate, ungraded elementary school units to serve children 4-8 and for new partnerships between schools and early childhood programs and community agencies.

National Education Knowledge Industry Association
1718 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 700
Washington DC 20009
Voice: 202-518-0847
Fax: 202-785-3849
Contact: Richard Hershman, Vice President for Legislative Affairs
Web Address: www.nekia.org

Resource Title: Washington Update
Price: Free
Description: These publications will keep you informed about what's happening with education research and development and the federal government.

National School Boards Association
1680 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314
Voice: 703-838-6722
Fax: 703-683-7590
Contact: Aaron Dorsey, Project Manager
Contact E-mail: adorsey@nsba.org
Web Address: www.nsba.org

Resource Title: American School Board Journal
Description: The American School Board Journal is an award-winning, editorially independent education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association. Founded in 1891, American School Board Journal chronicles change, interprets issues, and offers readers practical advice on a broad range of topics pertinent to school governance and management, policy making, student achievement, and the art of school leadership.

Resource Title: The Educated Student: Defining and Advancing Student Achievement
Price: $20.00
Author: Michael A. Resnick
Description: In succinct language, this unique publication presents key ideas from education's best thinkers and examines future trends and other factors influencing education today. It presents recent policy developments in the areas of standards and assessments through a jargon-free discussion of the basic concepts needed for effective decision-making. The goals of "The Educated Student" are to offer school board members a wide-angle lense through which to view student achievement, to suggest the right questions to bring to their policy deliberations, and to provide a working knowledge that will inspire dynamic board leadership to raise student achievement.

Resource Title: The Key Work of School Boards Guidebook
Price: $20.00
Author: Katheryn W. Gemberling, Carl W. Smith, and Joseph S. Villani
Description: This guidebook provides information for understanding and implementing the Key Work of School Boards. It is intended as a support to help school boards understand and achieve the essential elements of their work. The guidebook provides a framework of eight 'key' action areas that successful boards have focused their attention on: vision, standards, assessment, accountability, resource alignment, climate, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Oliver Moles
6904 Stonewood Ct.
Rockville MD 20852
Voice: 301-770-2325
Fax: 301-770-6955

Resource Title: Strong Families, Strong Schools (Oliver Moles)
Author: Jennifer Ballen and Oliver Moles
Description: A review of 30 years of research on family involvement in children's education as well as programs with research evidence based in schools, communities, businesses, and state and federal initiatives. Produced by the U.S. Department of Education in 1994 as the opening rationale for its Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, now only available on the web.

Quality Education for Minorities Network
1818 N Street NW
Suite 350
Washington DC 20036
Voice: 202-659-1818
Fax: 202-659-5408
Web Address: qemnetwork.qem.org

Resource Title: Brownbag Discussion Series
Description: These documents examine the implications for minorities of proposed educational reform; current and pending relevant legislation; and promising educational strategies and research findings.

Resource Title: QEM's Major Reports
Description: QEM seeks to bring clarity and focus to issues of public policy as they affect children and youth who have been historically underserved by the educational system. These reports provide background information and current thinking on educational issues and their implications for minorities, highlight exemplary models that demonstrate quality education at work; keep focus on critical issues affecting public policy. Currently available:

  • Education that Works: An Action Plan for the Education of Minorities (January 1990).
  • Together We Can Make It Work: A National Agenda to Provide Quality Education for Minorities in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (April 1992).
  • Opening Unlocked Doors: A National Agenda for Ensuring Quality Education for Children and Youth in Low-income Public Housing and Other Low-income Residential Communities (May 1993).
  • Laying A Foundation for Tomorrow: A Report on the QEM Initial Years (January 1994).
  • Empower the Educator: Enabling Current and Future Mathematics and Science Teachers of Minority Students to Offer More Challenging Courses to their Students - An Action Plan (February 1996).
  • Weaving the Web of MSE Success for Minorities: Top Ten Colleges and Universities Report (June 1997).
  • Meeting the Challenge in North Carolina: An Action Plan to Increase Minority Participation in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (February 1998).
  • Weaving the Web of MSE Success for Minorities: Update of Tables in QEM's 1997 Top Ten Colleges and Universities Report (February 2000).
  • Leading Producers of Minority Doctoral Degree Recipients in Mathematics, the Physical Sciences, and Engineering: 1990-97 (February 2000).
  • Scholarly Guideposts for Junior Faculty (February 2000).

South Carolina School Improvement Council
College of Education, Wardlaw Suite 001
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208
Voice: 800-868-2232
Fax: 803-777-0023
Contact: Cassie Barber, Executive Director
Contact E-mail: barber2@gwm.sc.edu
Web Address: sic.sc.gov

Resource Title: Handbook for Effective School Improvement Councils in South Carolina, "The Basics"
Price: Free to SIC members in SC; available on website
Author: Jean M. Norman, Ed.D.
Description: "The Basics" outlines the roles and responsibilities of School Improvement Councils in South Carolina as a participant in the state's improvement and accountability process. Statute requirements and effective practices accompany the organizational structure and the functions of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the school improvement plan.

Resource Title: Handbook for Effective School Improvement Councils in South Carolina - Creating and Education Foundation for Your School
Price: Free to SIC members in SC; available on website
Author: Betsy Wolff, MPH
Description: Creating an Education Foundation for Your School gives step by step actions for setting up a school education foundation in South Carolina.





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