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1 Comprehensive Strategies for K-12 Education EARN National Conference Milwaukee, WI September 15, 2011

2 Why/What is a Comprehensive Strategy? WHY: Most of achievement gaps driven by out-of- school factors: –Gap in school readiness (pre-kindergarten) –Poor physical, mental, and dental health and nutrition –Lack of consistent adult mentors –Dearth of enrichment and recreational activities WHAT: Programs to provide those supports: –Quality Early Childhood Education –Accessible (including in-school) health care –Mentors and tutors –Enriching afterschool and summer activities

3 Syracuse: Say Yes to Education

4 Cincinnati: Community Learning Centers

5 Role of Unions in CS Bully pulpit: –Randi Weingarten/AFT strong CS supporter –Need for union leadership to advocate consistently, put forth positive message On the ground: –Work with coalition (as in Syracuse, Cincinnati) –Lead community efforts to build CS

6 Broader BOLDER Approach CS resources Comprehensive Services policy page Other resources National Coordinator Elaine Weiss (202)


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