This guidebook is the product of the commitment, creativity and experience of many individuals and many organizations. Jeanne Jehl of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), Peter Mangione of WestEd, and Carol Mitchell of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) coordinated the development of the guidebook. Leila Fiester of Policy Studies Associates wrote the final text.
The 10 Regional Educational Laboratories collaborated in developing the content of this document. The core collaborative group included Peter Mangione and Patty Molloy, WestEd; Judy Caplan and Stephanie Lubin, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; Helen Nissani and Tim Speth, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory; and Yvonne Becerra, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. Other contributors were Carol Perroncel and Karen Simon, Appalachia Educational Laboratory; Dan Jesse and Judy Northup, Mid- continent Regional Educational Laboratory; Nancy Klein, Northeast Laboratory and Islands; Karen Aka, Pacific Regional Educational Laboratory; Robert Bhaerman, Research for Better Schools; and Nancy Livesay, SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education. Sally Ianiro provided assistance with the writing; Kimiko Chan, Kimiko Chan Design, created the design and layout; Joy Zimmerman, WestEd, reviewed the final document.
The developers are indebted to the reviewers of earlier drafts of the guidebook. Many important insights and examples were provided by Terry Espinosa Baumgart, Director, Healthy Start Program, Salinas, California; Les Crawford, Superintendent, Roseland School District, Santa Rosa, California; Lucy Trujillo, former Project Director, Family Resource Schools, Denver, Colorado; and Jane Schumacher, Principal, Dorothy deLacey Family Education Center, Carpentersville, Illinois. Hedy Nai-Lin Chang, California Tomorrow, and Martin Blank, Institute for Educational Leadership, representing the Together We Can initiative, offered invaluable guidance. Mary Wagner, SRI International, reviewed the material on evaluation and helped us coordinate the content with that of a related document on evaluation she is developing for the U.S. Department of Education. Connie Busse, Executive Director of the Greater Bay Area Family Resource Network, provided key information on program implementation and maintaining collaboration.
U.S. Department of Education staff members, Carol Chelemer, Gil Garcia, and Lynn Spencer from OERI and Patricia McKee from OESE reviewed drafts of the guidebook and provided valuable insights, critiques, and recommendations. Robert Stonehill of OERI provided guidance and support throughout the development of the guide.
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