of the ESEA-No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
21st Century Schools
- Part A -- Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
- Part B -- 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Summary of Title IV
Title IV includes the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities and 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs. Safe and Drug Free Schools includes local, state, and national programs to: prevent violence in and around schools; prevent illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; involve parents and communities; and coordinate with other resources to foster a safe and drug-free environment that supports academic achievement. 21st Century Community Learning Centers support communities to create or expand before- and after-school opportunities for academic enrichment, particularly for students in low-performing schools. Such Community Learning Centers also offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program. Title IV also bans smoking within any indoor facility regularly used for kindergarten, elementary, or secondary education, library services to children, or routine health care or day care or early childhood development services.
Title IV, Part A has been defunded.
For information on alcohol and other drug abuse programs, visit the Student Services/Prevention and Wellness page: http://sspw.dpi.wi.gov/sspw_aodaprog
- 1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment including providing tutorial services to help students-particularly students who attend low performing schools-meet student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics;
- 2) offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities-such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs-that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students, and;
- 3) offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Formerly a national competitive grant program, the Community Learning Center grants now will be available through competition from DPI. The requirement to serve children from high poverty schools is new, as are the priority for schools in need of improvement and the strong focus on academic achievement. State technical assistance will help develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain Community Learning Centers.
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness
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