Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Connecting Schools in Ways that Strengthen Learning Supports (Policy Brief)

Description: Given dwindling budgets, collaborations that can enhance effective and efficient use of resources increase in importance. This is particularly important with respect to efforts at schools to provide student and learning supports. Schools that formally connect to work together can be more effective, realize economies of scale, and enhance the way sparse resources are used for intervention and capacity building. This brief (1) discusses the concept of a family of schools and the type of operational infrastructure that enables schools to connect formally and on a regular basis, (2) highlights examples of how a family of schools can enhance student and learning supports, and (3) suggests key policy implications.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/connectingschools.pdf  16pp, 105kb