Special Programs

At-Risk Student Programs
Character Education
Parent Involvement
Service Learning
School Safety

At-Risk Students

National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students (At-Risk Institute)
This is one of five Institutes created by the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination and Improvement Act of 1994 within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to support a wide-range of research and development activities targeting students at risk of educational failure due to? limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.

Linking At-Risk Students and Schools to Integrated Services
NCREL article about At-Risk children and how they should be provided with health and human services.

Tools for Schools
School Reform Models which are supported by the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students. Visit to learn more.

Character Education

Information on nonpartisan character education which includes information about how to reinforce the basics of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

The Character Education Partnership
This web site contains information, resources, and activities on character education.

Parent Involvement

"Family Involvement in Children's Education"
The U.S. Department of Education provides a150-page Idea Book? to help promote parent-school communications and how to encourage parents to help support children's school work.?

Start Early, Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader
This is a U. S. Department of Education publication that helps promote reading.

National Program for Playground Safety
The University of Northern Iowa, under a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has established a National Program for Playground Safety.? Their mission is to address latest information on playground safety and injury prevention.

? Service Learning

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse collects and shares information and materials related to service-learning for Learn and Serve America grantees and other programs involved in service-learning. There are also a host of other supporting resources.

Project America
Partnerships between volunteers and the organizations that need them are the focus of the group.

Youth Service America
Youth Service America is a collection? of organizations dedicated to community and national service to build healthy towns and cities, foster citizenship, knowledge, and personal