Focused on Student Achievement
School2Home is a program designed to help close the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide by integrating the use of technology into
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teaching and learning at low-performing middle schools throughout California.  It is sponsored by the California Emerging Technology Fund and The Children’s Partnership.
   
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"The biggest component to student success is parent involvement. School2Home is the perfect equation." --Leah Jensen, OUSD

Close the Achievement Gap
  
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 Targets Title 1 middle schools in Program Improvement
    ·  Helps students acquire core skills in reading, writing, math and science
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Encourages students to develop deep learning skills for academic success
    ·  Engages parents as learning partners    
  
 
                                                                            
Close the Digital Divide
    · Targets families who lack home computers and broadband    
    · Infuses technology into all aspects of student learning at school and home                                                                    
    ·  Makes technology relevant with school-centered parent education and engagement


A Comprehensive Program

 The School2Home program consists of ten program components that have been woven together into a comprehensive program to achieve sustainable academic gains.  There is a focus on capacity-building so that schools can implement the program step by step.       
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Digital Citizenship Week Kick-Off 
Teachers and students at School2Home schools in Los Angeles USD will join in partnering with Common Sense Media to launch the first ever Digital Citizenship Week kicking off Friday, March 14, 2014.  They will be using videos from the Common Sense Media student video library to jump start conversations with students about issues ranging from copyright to personal reputation and safety.  Find out more at: http://lausd.schoolwires.net/dcw
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Year Two in Oakland ends with PD Refresher 
As School2Home completes the second year of implementation at Frick Middle School and Melrose Leadership Academy in Oakland, teachers prepared for the final weeks of school with some additional professional development.  Last year staff attended School2Home’s 24 hours of professional development.  Last spring, they participated in additional sessions focused on the free Thinkfinity resources and the use of Google Forms.  In addition, teachers worked on developing their own websites where they can post information for students and parents.  School2Home Coach Ann Kruze has been meeting with the teachers all year and providing follow-up support and mentoring.

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School2Home Launched Searchable Resource Database
 
Visitors to the School2Home website now have a user-friendly searchable database.  There are over 500 resources for teachers, parents, students and administrators.  Resources are categorized by middle school subjects as well as many topics important to parents, administrators, and teachers alike. As new resources are added to the website, they will be entered in this searchable database.  For search tips, visit a user page (teacher, student, administrator, parent) from the menus at the top of this page.  To begin searching, click here.

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Youth Policy Institute Adds Three New Schools to Program

After successfully implementing S2H at San Fernando Institute for Applied Media, YPI and S2H are adding Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood, Maclay Middle School in Pacoima, and the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in San Fernando. The three schools represent nearly 2,500 students and 150 teachers.is made possible by the recent award of a $30 million federal Promise Neighborhood Grant to YPI.  "This is about turning around schools, fundamentally changing test scores, changing outcomes, and turning around the entire community," says YPI Executive Director Dixon Slingerland.


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Riverside Unified Brings Back School2Home
Central Middle School, which served as one of two S2H pilot schools, has brought back S2H and is serving 680 middle school students and 30 teachers.  Chemawa Middle School has joined the program, with 1,039 students and 43 teachers.  We are proud to be partners with Riverside Unified School District. "Computers give students confidence; it empowers them and it makes them feel that they have the tools just like everybody else. "It levels out the playing field and it closes the Digital Divide. That has been an extraordinary effect of having a partnership with School2Home,'' Central Principal Lynn McCown says.