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Moving Summer Learning Forward: A Strategic Roadmap for Funding in Tough Times

National Summer Learning Association, 2012. (PDF, 27 pgs.)

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has a funding resource titled Moving Summer Learning Forward: A Strategic Roadmap for Funding in Tough Times (PDF). Developed with the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this resource is designed to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and show how innovative states, districts, and communities have creatively developed and sustained high-quality summer programming. 

Developing the Vision: Enhancing Your Professional Practice

American Association of School Librarians, 2010. (web publication)

An article written by Susan Ballard and appearing in the January/February 2010 issue of Knowledge Quest calls on school librarians to reflect on what effective practice looks like and how to best evaluate if they are meeting the needs of their students and school communities.

A 21st Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation

American Association of School Librarians, 2012. (book, available for purchase, 146 pgs.)

Written by Patricia Owen, this book uses the AASL Empowering Learners program guidelines as a basis for a school librarian evaluation rubric—one that can be adapted or duplicated by school librarians and shared with school administrators.

Learning4Life (L4) Building Level Toolkit

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 2010. (web resource)

This toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn more about the key ideas of AASL's learning standards—a framework to which K–12 schools can aspire in creating meaningful student learning opportunities for students—and share those messages with others.

School Crisis Guide

National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network, 2008. (PDF, 52 pgs.)

Comprehensive and easy-to-use resource to crisis management, including templates and resources for before, during, and after a crisis.

School Citizenship Climate Assessment

Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Center for Learning and Citizenship and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, 2006. (PDF, 11 pgs.)

An assessment instrument developed to measure characteristics of the school and classroom that relate to civic competencies.

Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach: Guiding Principles for Effective Education

National Association of School Psychologists, 2008. (PDF, 10 pgs.)

This document advocates for meeting the needs of the whole child in order to ensure that students of all ages, even those struggling with barriers to learning, are truly ready and able to learn when they come to class. In addition, this document outlines education policy recommendations for the new administration.

PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide

PTA, 2008.(PDF, 32 pgs.)

The PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships offer a framework for how families, schools, and communities should work together to support student success. This assessment guide, or rubric, helps facilitate the implementation of these standards. The guide includes specific goals for each standard, indicators for measuring these goals, and examples for each indicator to show what good practice looks like at different levels of development.

Policy Update: Cyberbullying

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), 2007. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

A brief policy update from the Policy Information Clearinghouse on cyberbullying including issues to consider and state actions to address the problem.

Partners in Prevention: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in Dropout Prevention

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), 2009. (PDF, 7 pgs.)

In a study of the current dropout crisis, a NASBE study group shares how school-community partnerships can work as a critical strategy within a systemic, comprehensive model to combat the crisis. The report contains state and local examples of effective programs and policies that support school-community partnerships and dropout prevention, as well as guiding questions and numerous resources for policymakers as they grapple with these issues.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.