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Local governments play a critical role in education and the community as they determine policy and make decisions that impact student learning. Additionally they are responsible for being a conduit between local school systems and state and federal departments of education.
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The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
The Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) is a multi-year process that guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. The Colorado Department of Education provides an implementation framework for educators to guide students to college and career readiness.
84% of federal jobs are located outside Washington, D.C., Nancy Collamer writes in this article for Forbes. She shares tips for obtaining a job with the government.
This resource examines how the economy would be stronger if employment were higher, particularly for underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gendered subgroups.
This article discusses tips for employers to support and train new hires.
This article from The Wall Street Journal discusses the benefits of a liberal arts education, which is often associated with self-exploration versus more career-focused majors.
The Molina Foundation works hand-in-hand with community-based organizations in vulnerable communities. They are committed to improving healthy child development with a focus on access to literacy, language, and early childhood education through their programs: Book Buddies, WordUp and On My Way to Kindergarten.
Best Beginnings discusses the importance of children's first five years, provides activities and resources for parents and educators to support whole child development, and identifies steps community members and businesses can take to support early child development.
Best Beginnings provides early literacy resources to encourage parents and caregivers to read with their children to prepare them for Kindergarten.
A study describes the importance of mastering specific academic and social and emotional skills by the end of elementary school and discusses gaps in achievement by gender, race, and socioeconomic status.
Motoko Rich, writing for the New York Times, reviews the progress and status of the Elementary and Secondary Act, the law that governs all public schools that receive federal financing.
This paper addresses how to develop the whole child in the context of a high-stakes testing policy and to identify strategies that would make it possible for policymakers and practitioners in education and related fields to pursue a more balanced approach to educating our children.
The Coalition for Community Schools website provides resources for families, students and school leaders.
The Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) provides a series of resources for business, government, community, and faith-based leaders to provide meaningful collaboration between early childhood staff, families, and community services.
This document provides a list of some local and national websites sponsored by libraries and links to research articles. The list also offers descriptions of collaborations between public libraries and early childhood education.
This article provides a model of the different levels of community involvement and identifies research-based benefits of community engagement.
"Today, content-rich internship experience is expected by employers...", writes Jacquelyn Smith in this article for Forbes. Learn more about what students value from the internship experience.
This essay by Freeman Hrabowski explores the role and responsibility, a community plays in student success.
The Safe Routes Partnership works to ensure that communities are designed for people to incorporate physical activity and active transportation into their daily lives.
Youth.gov provides a series of resources and information surrounding various youth topics. Website users can engage with other youth, implement evidence-based programming, and locate program funding in their community.
This is an article describing the lack of civics instruction in public schools and its potential impact.
The California Department of Education (CDE) lists resources relevant for the curriculum areas of civics, government, and legal studies. These external resources should be carefully reviewed before classroom use.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides information and links related to preschool nutrition.
The Carolina Abecedarian Project randomly assigned infants born between 1972 and 1977 to either the early educational intervention group or the control group. Children in the experimental group received full-time, high-quality educational intervention in a childcare setting from infancy through age 5.