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From the ECS State Policy Database: Special Populations--Foster Care - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Integrated Services/Full-Service Schools - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Kentucky School-Based Family Support: Twenty Years Later PDF - Kentucky was the first state to require the establishment of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSC), entities that coordinate a network of resources for students and families in neighborhoods where 20% or more of the students qualify for federal free- and reduced-price meals. This StateNote provides details of this statewide model. (Dinah Frey, Education Commission of the States, November 2010)...

Comprehensive System of Student Supports - The Comprehensive Student Support Services Section (CSSS) provides leadership and support to schools in assuring that a Comprehensive Student Support System is in place at every school. CSSS is a learner needs-driven delivery mode. It assures timely and direct delivery of preventative and developmental services as well as intervention and corrective services to target students and families....

Addressing the Internal and External Barriers to Learning and Teaching: Louisiana's Comprehensive Learning Supports System - In the summer 2009, the initiative began working with Louisiana's state department of education. The initial focus was on developing a pioneering prototype design for schools to adapt as they move forward in developing a comprehensive system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students. The initiative currently is working with the state department on their strategic and action plans for rolling out the work and taking it to scale. (Louisiana Department of Education, 2010)...

Developing Our Youth: Fulfilling a Promise, Investing in Iowa’s Future - This report identifies the components that effect students' ability to succeed in school, including social-emotional well-being and connectedness to school, and factors outside of the classroom such as child abuse, poverty and limited English proficiency. The report proposes an interagency system of “learning supports” to address these challenges. (Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development, Fall 2004)...

Community-School Partnerships: The Living Legacy of Healthy Start - This policy brief offers success stories from various sites across California participating in the Health Start State Initiative. The initiative offers both two-year planning grants and five-year operational grants for districts to collaborate with local agencies and community organizations to give children, youth and their families comprehensive, collaborative school-linked supports, services and opportunities. The authors identify keys to the success of community-school partnerships and ways in which policymakers and practitioners can make the most of Healthy Start and its legacy. (Lisa Villarreal with Joanne Bookmyer, Foundation Consortium for California’s Children and Youth, Spring 2004)...

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