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This page contains unmoderated information posted by teacher partners participating in the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI).  The views expressed on this page are not necessarily those of ARSI or its staff, nor does ARSI necessarily endorse or recommend any information contained on this page.  Further, ARSI has no control over, and can not attest to the quality or suitability of, the content of web sites linked to from this page.

10 Expectations Parents Should Have About Their Child's
"10 Expectations Parents Should Have About Their Children's Science Program" is available as a printable document which can be accessed by going to http://www.ctacad.org/inside.cfm?cat=22&id=29

PRISM Parent Outreach Kit
The PRISM (Partners for Reform in Science and Math) Kit provides inspiring examples from communities across America that make math and science accessible to all children. It shows how to plan and run parent workshops and community programs to promote greater opportunities for learning. These materials are especially effective with parents who lack an academic background and believe that they "aren't good" in math and science, helping them develop the confidence they need to become partners in their children's educaiton. Produced by the National Urban League with Thirteen/WNET. 1994.

These materials are available for loan from KSTC/ARSI. Please contact Byllye Montalto at (859) 255-3511 x233 or email bmontalto@arsi.org

Lessons Learned from the Community Engagement Process
This ARSI publication details important lessons learned during the community engagement process.
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Comer School Development Program
http://info.med.yale.edu/comer/
A description of and materials on the School Development Program is available, as well as information on Comer Schools and School Districts.

Center for Civic Education
http://www.civiced.org/
This site offers research information, articles, papers, and links to resources on civic education.

Comer School Development Program
http://info.med.yale.edu/comer/
A description of and materials on the School Development Program is available, as well as information on Comer Schools and School Districts.

Center for Civic Education
http://www.civiced.org/
This site offers research information, articles, papers, and links to resources on civic education.

Annenberg/CPB Projects Learner Online
http://www.learner.org/
Learner Online offers Internet-based learning activities, exhibit collections, and a guide to new instructional advances in mathematics and science--among other information--as part of Annenberg/CPB's mission to provide high-quality distance learning to students and schools.

Women’s Educational Equity Resource Center
To receive a catalog, contact:

WEEA Education Development Center

55 Chapel Street

Newton, MA 02158-1060

E-Mail: weeapub@edc.org

Internet: http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity/

The Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA) is a federally program dedicated to
reducing educational disparity for women and girls. The WEEA Resource Center disseminates
high quality materials and services at a reasonable cost to parents, educators, business
leaders, and community members.

WEEA’s 1996 catalog of gender-free materials is now available, and includes
publications developed by WEEA field-based programs, ACI Publishing, the California
Department of Education, Free Spirit Publishing, GrayMill Publishing, the Organization for
Equal Education of the Sexes, and Sea Press.

Publications cover classroom practice, math and science education, school-to-work issues,
violence prevention, teacher preparation/professional development, training resources,
technology education, and students with disabilities.

Rethinking Schools
1001 E. Keefe Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Telephone: 414-964-9646 or 800-669-4192
Fax: 414-964-7220
Internet: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/
Rethinking Schools began as a local effort by Milwaukee-area teachers to improve education in their own classrooms and schools but to also help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Since its founding in 1986, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries. Its Web site includes a selection of links to Web sites for educators and activists.

Parents as Teachers National Center
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 230
St. Louis, MO 63132
Internet: http://www.patnc.org/
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) National Center serves parent educators and parents of children from birth to age five. PAT uses a research-based curriculum, providing age-appropriate information to parents on child development and ways to encourage development and learning. PAT has been recognized by the U. S. Congress as an effective program for families and young children. A support system works with parents through personal visits, and group meetings. PAT also provides child development, language, hearing and vision screenings. Programs are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, England, and the West Indies.

Ed for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs
P.O. Box 788
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Telephone: 505-867-3396
Toll Free (parents only): 800-765-7429
The Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) Project is a national parent training and information center for American Indian families with special needs children. Training focuses on helping parents become more involved with their child’s educational program. EPICS also offers grants to parent groups across the country interested in supporting and training Native American parents, or professionals and educators who work with Native American families.

Center On School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Joyce L. Epstein, Director
Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles St., Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-516-8800
Internet: http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/center.htm
Located at Johns Hopkins University, the Center is designed to help schools develop and maintain strong school, family, and community partnerships. It maintains a variety of resources, including videos and guides to assist individual schools and communities.

The Center for the Study of Parent Involvement
John F. Kennedy University
370 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563
Telephone: 510-254-0110
The Center for the Study of Parent Involvement (CSPI) is a clearinghouse dedicated to bridging the gap between home and school by providing information on parent involvement to school districts, parent and community organizations, students, practitioners, and state and national education agencies. CSPI conducts research; provides training and consultation to educators, parent leaders, and administrators; and sponsors conferences at which parents and educators share ideas and experiences. CSPI publishes a newsletter that cites outstanding parent involvement programs and reviews books and articles on parent involvement.

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