Community-School Partnerships: Living Legacy of Healthy Start

Posted by on June 4, 2004

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


The California Healthy Start legislation, passed in 1991, has enjoyed 10 years of strong funding to create community-school partnerships that improve student learning and support families. This policy brief written by Lisa Villarreal and Joanne Bookmyer focuses on the living legacy of several Healthy Start sites that have forged strong partnerships with their district, city or county. The Healthy Start Initiative, designed and implemented through the California Department of Education, has led to a decade of innovative cross-agency reforms that are well on their way to impacting school performance and the well-being of children and families. (Scroll to bottom of page for free PDF download.)

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