Target Schools - East Durham Children`s Initiative

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Born in Harlem, Made for Durham
North Carolina Education Summit 2012
EDCI Zone
120 block, 1.2 sq.
mile area east of
downtown Durham
YE Smith school
attendance zone
9,614 residents
(3.5% population
Durham County)
2, 984 children 0-17 and 1,450 young adults 18-31
Source: American Community Survey, 2006-2010
East Durham Children’s Initiative
 Target Area: Modeled after HCZ, EDCI targets children &
families living in a distressed, 120-block area of East Durham.
 Target Schools: EDCI targets three of the historically lowest
performing DPS schools: Y.E. Smith, Neal, and Southern.
 Continuum of Services: EDCI provides a continuum of services
for children extending from cradle to college or career.
Services are coordinated, comprehensive, and high quality.
 Community Partnerships: EDCI partners with the community
members and 20+ local organizations to provide its services.
 Evaluation: EDCI is committed to evaluation and results.
Distinctive Features of EDCI
 Unlike HCZ, which owns its programs, EDCI partners with local
organizations to provide most of its services. This allows for a more
feasible and replicable model focused on kids attending public schools.
 EDCI creates a system that engages many stakeholders in collective
responsibility towards a shared goal  college/career ready kids.
 EDCI identifies, coordinates, and leverage resources in a way that is
strategic, efficient, and demonstrates results over time. If no one
facilitated this process, it is unlikely this continuum of resources would
come together for some of the most needy kids in Durham.
 EDCI provides a system of accountability that ensures quality
programming and results.
What are some of the
barriers that you
experienced in your journey
to college or career?
Now meet Cynthia…
 Cynthia is a 3rd grader. She is an overweight child,
possibly suffering from asthma. She enjoys school
and wants to go to college. (Cynthia would be the
first person in her family to graduate from HS).
 She often comes to school unclean and “out of
uniform”. She lives with her mother who is an
attentive parent, but has an alcohol problem. The
family resides in substandard housing that does not
have water and electricity; and have recently been
informed that they are being evicted. For various
reasons, the mother does not work and the family
does NOT receive any government assistance.
Now, meet Juan…
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Juan is in 4th grade. Juan experienced a traumatic entry
into the United States and is struggling in multiple
academic areas. His parents have no legal
documentation and speak little English. He has two
other siblings. One sibling is in first grade and the other
is two years old. His dad works sporadically and his
mom stays at home. Their family income is about
$14,000 per year.
What are some of the barriers that
Cynthia and Juan may experience in
their journeys to college or career?
EDCI Continuum of Services
Early
Childhood
YE Smith Elementary
School
Neal Middle
School
Southern High
School
Home-Based Early Childhood Services
Childcare Access and Development
Kindergarten Readiness
Out-of-School Learning (Extended Day & Summer Programs)
Literacy Initiatives
Parent Engagement
Health and Nutrition
Arts and Culture
College and Career Preparation
Family, Social Services, Health
Neighborhood and Community Development
Evaluation
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EDCI Program Highlights
EDCI’s continuum includes 40 services provided by partners & EDCI:
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Early Childhood*
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Durham Connects
Healthy Families Durham
Stepping Stones
Hill Early Literacy Program
Elementary School*
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HillRAP tutoring
EDCI Parent Advocates
EDCI Summer Camp
Back Pack Buddies
Achieving Health for a Lifetime
KidZNotes
Middle/High School
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Family, Health & Social Services
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Citizen Schools
Student U
Teach for America
CIS Graduation Coaches
Community & School Health Clinics
Benefits Bank
Community
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KaBOOM! Playground
Project RED/Habitat for Humanity
Community Advisory Board
* EDCI strategically focused on developing its early childhood and elementary
school programs in its first year of implementation (2011-2012).
Y.E. Smith School Profile
 Population (49% Black; 46% Hispanic; 5% Other)
 Free & Reduced Lunch (Approx 90%)
 Uniform Policy
 Museum Theme School (Collaborative Partnerships)
 Extended Day (One-Hour Daily)
 Friday Clubs
 Race to the Top School
 Three-Year School Improvement Grant (SIG)
 Six-Year Singapore Math Grant (Burroughs Wellcome & SAS
Institute)
Focus on Improvement
 Culture of High Expectations (Practices, Policies,
Procedures)
 PLC Framework Implementation
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Instructional Planning
Instructional Presentation
Common Assessments
Data Analysis
Intervention**
 Staffing
 Professional Development
EDCI Partnership with DPS
 DPS’ Board Vice-Chair is one of EDCI’s founding members. Since
then, DPS is EDCI’s largest partner, sharing a strong
commitment to closing the achievement gap.
 EDCI supplements DPS efforts by providing wrap around
support (e.g., early childhood services, summer programs,
Parent Advocates) to students attending EDCI target schools.
 EDCI seeks to works collaboratively with DPS staff including
regular mtgs. with the Superintendent, principals, & teachers.
 DPS contracts with EDCI to allow Parent Advocates to work as
DPS employees with access to student data. EDCI’s evaluators
are also able to assess EDCI programs and access data.
EDCI Value Add to DPS
 EDCI highlights DPS partnership with a community-based
initiative modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone.
 EDCI enhances DPS relationship with East Durham community
residents and leaders.
 EDCI increases Durham community’s participation at EDCI
target schools (e.g., Durham Rotary & Police Reads volunteers)
 EDCI garners support from more than 35 for-profit and nonprofit organizations contributing in-kind and financial
resources to support programs at EDCI target schools.
 EDCI efforts align with DPS Strategic Plan
EDCI and DPS Strategic Plan
Academic Acceleration
 Goal I.2 Achievement Gap: EDCI works with and/or funds key partners to
provide high-quality extended day & summer programs at YE Smith & Neal.
 Goal I.4 Literacy: EDCI supplements literacy instruction by providing and
evaluating HillRAP tutoring to lowest performing students at Y.E. Smith. EDCI
also brings in resources to expand school and home libraries with new books.
 Goal I.5 Kindergarten Readiness: EDCI partners with DPfC and providers to
offer Stepping Stones, IY, and other programs that promote K readiness.
 Goal I.7 STEAM: EDCI targets STEAM schools and partners with programs
that enhance STEAM curriculum (e.g., Shodor, Citizen Schools, KidZNotes).
EDCI and DPS Strategic Plan
Communications & Partnerships
 Goal II.1 Communication: EDCI regularly communicates strong partnership
with DPS in the community and has appeared on Channel 4.
 Goal II.3 Partnerships: EDCI supports and facilitates DPS relationship with
several strategic community partners including local businesses, volunteers,
Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy, CIS of Durham, Chamber of
Commerce, and faith-based organizations.
 Goal II.4 Family & Community Connections: EDCI engaged over 120 families
at Y.E. Smith in the new Parent Advocate Program including home visits,
parent workshops, and help accessing community resources. EDCI also
reaches families via early childhood programs and other community
outreach efforts. Special effort is made to reach Spanish-Speaking families.
EDCI and DPS Strategic Plan
Effective Operations
 Goal IV.4 Nutrition Programs: EDCI fund Back Packs for food insecure
students and set-up a Cooking Matters class at an afterschool program.
Wellness & Safety
 Goal V1.3 & V1.4 Supportive Environments & Access to Services: EDCI
Parent Advocates work with school staff to develop positive home-school
connections and a parent-friendly environment. Advocates also actively
refer K-2 families at Y.E. Smith to various community resources.
 Goal V1.4 Student Attendance and Graduation Rates: EDCI Parent
Advocates support families at Truancy Court and educate parents about the
importance of attendance and school attendance policies.
EDCI Impact 2011-2012
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Established 40+ program and community partnerships with
various stakeholders committed to kids in East Durham.
Worked with partners to offer 40 programs as a part of
EDCI’s continuum of services. EDCI focused on early
childhood and elementary school programs this year.
Developed national partnership
with America’s Promise Alliance
as GradNation community.
Moved office to East Durham.
Picture: Durham’s Partnership for Children, Durham
Public Library, Healthy Families Durham and EDCI
partnered to provide two Story Time Events for
Spanish-Speaking families in the EDCI Zone.
EDCI Impact 2011-2012
Early Childhood:
 44 EDCI families with kids ages 0-3 engaged in home-based
parent support programs using Parents as Teachers curriculum.
 Provided literacy training for 1 childcare center in EDCI Zone.
 Held Transition to K event with
DPfC at Y.E. Smith (26 attending).
 62 rising K students attended
Stepping Stones (29 in FY11 and
33 in FY12). Evaluation results for
FY12 camp expected in the fall.
Picture: Stepping Stones Graduation at Y.E. Smith, 2012.
EDCI Impact 2011-2012
Elementary School:
 EDCI & partners offered several wrap around programs at Y.E. Smith
to supplement DPS transformation school intervention.
 Preliminary 2011-12 Y.E. Smith data shows a composite proficiency
score of 61.8%, compared to 2010-11 composite score of 48%.
 20 low-performing students received HillRAP tutoring during the
extended day period. Evaluation results expected this fall.
 150 students attended summer programs at Y.E. Smith (FY12)
 Evaluation results for EDCI Summer Camp 2012 expected this fall.
 42 food insecure students received EDCI-funded Back Packs.
 80 EDCI kids involved in KidZNotes music program.
EDCI Impact 2011-2012
Parent Advocate Program:
 76% (123) of K-2 families at Y.E. Smith actively involved with an
EDCI Parent Advocate (including 178 kids).
 24% (39) of K-2 families declined(4) or were unable to be reached.
 73% of families received at least one home visit.
 45% of families referred to at least one community resource.
 Two Advocate-led parent workshops
(30 and 35 parents attending)
 Advocates held well-attended,
Parent Appreciation Ceremony.
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Picture: Family picture taken at Parent Appreciation
Ceremony and Reception, Holton Center, May 2012.
EDCI Impact 2011-2012
Middle/High School:
 Several EDCI partners engaged in work at Neal. Composite
scores show 55% proficiency, which met Expected Growth.
 Met with principals to discuss Y.E. Smith student transition to
Neal. Helped facilitate Y.E. Smith student tour at Neal.
Community
 Participated in several East Durham community events and
groups. Developed relationships with local residents, kids and
families, churches, businesses, and non-profits.
 Helped facilitate resident-led, community potlucks.
Success at YE Smith Elementary
 89 % of School Growth Met
 88.5% Durham Public Schools Scorecard Goals
Met
 100% of State Assessment Goals Met
 100% of Teacher Data Goals Met
 95.1% Attendance Rate for 2011-2012 School
Year
2011-2012 Scorecard Goals
School Growth (89%)
2011
Results
2012 Goals 2012 Actual
Y or N growth in 4th grade math
Y
Y
Y
Y or N growth in 4th grade
reading
N
Y
N
Y or N growth in 5th grade math
Y
Y
Y
Y or N growth in 5th grade
reading
Y
Y
Y
Y or N if school made growth for
AIG students
N
Y
Y
Y or N if school made growth for
LEP students
Y
Y
Y
Y or N if school made growth for
SWD students
Y
Y
Y
Y or N school made expected
growth
Y
Y
Y
Y or N school made high growth
Y
Y
Y
2011-2012 Scorecard Goals
State Assessments (100%) 2011 Results
2012 Goals
2012 Actual
% of LEP students proficient on math
72.9
75.6
78.0
% of LEP students proficient on
reading
39.6
45.6
46.3
% proficient in 3rd grade math
61.9
65.7
67.3
% proficient in 3rd grade reading
28.6
35.7
40.4
% proficient in 4th grade math
61.0
64.9
71.0
% proficient in 4th grade reading
23.7
31.4
45.2
% proficient in 5th grade math
68.3
71.4
80.0
% proficient in 5th grade reading
38.1
44.3
52.7
% proficient in 5th grade science
54.0
58.6
76.4
Overall % of AIG students proficient
76.3
78.6
93.9
Overall % of LEP students proficient
43.9
49.6
67.3
Overall % of SWD students proficient
35.9
42.3
48.2
performance composite score
48.0
53.2
61.8
2011-2012 EOG Scores
Reading
Math
Science
Level 4’s
8
20 (from 14)
15
Level 3’s
70 (up from 51)
98 (from 99)
25
Level 2’s
60 (from 44)
39 (from 40)
10
Level 1’s
28 (from 75)
8
3
(up from 4)
(from 21)
Proposed Three Year Strategy
 Increase EDCI focus on programs at Neal MS and Southern HS.
 Develop strategy to address changing needs of the community (e.g.,
increase in Spanish speaking families, large transient population).
 Continue EDCI community engagement efforts. Seek feedback from
residents and families to guide EDCI development.
 Ongoing needs assessment and identification of gap in services.
 Continue development and implementation of EDCI evaluation
process. Use positive outcomes to garner additional funding.
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