Community & Health

Briefs

Brief on the Tax Cap Study
Governor Cuomo recently passed the Tax Cap Bill, which will limit annual property tax increases to 2%. The NYSCRS will provide projections on how this budget limitation will affect various schools types across New York.

How Schools Can Help Communities in NYS (CaRDI and NYSCRS)

School-Based Healthcare Centers in NYS (CaRDI)

Enhancing Service Through Effective School-Community Collaboration

Immigrant Youth

Immigration: CaRDI State of Upstate New York (full PDF)

Fostering School Connectedness by Janis Whitlock

Social Capital

Studies

Cornell’s Institute for Social Science Theme Projects (several key topics and questions)

Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Learning well at work: Choices for quality. Washington, DC: National School-to-Work Office. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 411 390) (92 pp.)

Morgan, Stephen L. 2000. Social Capital, Capital Goods, and the Production of Learning. Journal of Socio-Economics 29:591-5.

Morgan, Stephen L. and Mark W. McKerrow. 2007. Human Capital Development and the Frontiers of Research in the Sociology of Education. Pp. 185-225 in Garnett Picot, Ron Saunders, and Arthur Sweetman, eds., Fulfilling Potential, Creating Success: Perspectives on Human Capital Development. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Morgan, Stephen L. and Jennifer J. Todd. 2009. Intergenerational Closure and Academic Achievement in High School: A New Evaluation of Coleman’s Conjecture. Sociology of Education 82:267-86.

Morgan, Stephen L. 2011. Models of College Entry in the United States and the Challenges of Estimating Primary and Secondary Effects. Sociological Methods and Research.

Places to Be and Places to Belong: Youth Connectedness in School and Community by Janis Whitlock

Slides

View slides from Dr. Sipple’s 2012 RSA presentation.

Impact of Hydrofracking in PA

Natural Gas: Valuation and Related Topics

The Crossroad of Challenge and Opportunity in Fiscally Stressed Schools and Communities

Reassessing the Social and Economic Impact of Schools on Rural Communities

Useful Websites

Rural Schools Association of NYS: The Rural Schools Association is a statewide, member driven organization dedicated to representing the interests of small and rural school districts in New York State. Approximately 300 school districts and BOCES units are currently enrolled as members of RSA.

Rural Schools Initiative of the Institute for European Studies: The goal of the RSI is to extend beyond the traditional scope of school districts within Tompkins County and reach out to underserved rural school districts that have less immediate access to Cornell’s Europe-related educational resources

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research: The BCTR will operate as a “living laboratory” for the extension of research-based knowledge into practice and policy settings and for the incorporation of problems from those domains into researchers’ agendas.

CALS Outreach and Extension Program

Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS): In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extensions, OCFS offers parenting resources and social supports to families with young children  in more rural and isolated areas.

WSKG STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiative: WSKG serves to inspire with the highest quality educational programming, including lessons about STEM, an initiative for securing America’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and identifying promising strategies for strengthening the educational pipeline that leads to STEM careers.

TST BOCES:
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides high quality services for children and adults, which complement the educational programs provided by the local school districts and other agencies in the region.

New York Council on Children and Families: During its 30-year history, the Council has served as a broker, innovator and change agent among the state’s health, education and human services agencies.

New York State Family Resources: This site is designed to help families locate high-quality resources available online, in local libraries, or by purchase at various stores.

National Center for Rural Education Support at University of North Carolina: The purpose of this center is to work toward improved teaching, learning and student achievement in rural schools nationwide.

National Rural Education Association (NREA) at Purdue University: The NREA is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the US. It has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI): REL-NEI’s mission is to help pre-K–16 educators at the state, district and school levels use the best available research and evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement. They have published several reports that address issues of concern in rural communities.

Institute of Education Sciences Clearinghouse Practice Guides

National Rural Health Association (NRHA): NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.

Rural Schools and Community Trust: Working in some of the poorest, most challenging places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, and advocates in a variety of ways for appropriate state educational policies, including the key issue of equitable and adequate funding for rural schools.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NE RCRD) at Pennsylvania State University: The NE RCRD enhances the capacity of Land Grant Universities to foster regional prosperity and rural development.

Center on Rural Education and Communities at Pennsylvania State University: Conducts and supports both research and outreach activities that address rural education and community-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.

Latest ACS school district profile: The latest information from the American Community Survey (2007-2011, 5-year estimates)

Maps: An interactive map with selected County statistics including population growth, birthrate, and unemployment rate.

Latest county profile: The latest information from the American Community Survey (2007-2011, 5-year estimates)

Check out the links below to learn more about evidence-based living and PROSPER, which supports community partnerships that sustain the most effective programs for promoting positive youth development and strong families, and to facilitate translation of prevention science into widespread community practice.

ACT for Youth Center of Excellence connects research to practice, providing information, tools, publications, and presentations in the areas of positive youth development, adolescence, and sexual health.

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Annual Community Vitality Award


A core guiding principle of the NYS Center for Rural Schools is that rural schools are a key player in their local communities and that the vitality of the school and community are inextricably tied. It is in this sprit that we initiated an annual award, the “NYS Center for Rural Schools Community Vitality Award.” This award serves to publicly recognize the extraordinary contributions school districts make to the vitality of their local community. Nominations are solicited each winter and winners announced at the summer RSA conference. 

  • 2013 Winner – Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School 
  • 2012 Winner – Sacketts Harbor CSD

Engaging Communities in Research


Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research: The BCTR will operate as a “living laboratory” for the extension of research-based knowledge into practice and policy settings and for the incorporation of problems from those domains into researchers’ agendas.

CALS Outreach and Extension Program

Center on Rural Education and Communities at Pennsylvania State University: Conducts and supports both research and outreach activities that address rural education and community-related issues in Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.

Check out the links below to learn more about evidence-based living and to facilitate translation of prevention science into widespread community practice.

 Rural Schools Association of NYS: The Rural Schools Association is a statewide, member driven organization dedicated to representing the interests of small and rural school districts in New York State. Approximately 300 school districts and BOCES units are currently enrolled as members of RSA.

National Rural Education Association (NREA) at Purdue University: The NREA is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the US. It has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NE RCRD) at Pennsylvania State University: The NE RCRD enhances the capacity of Land Grant Universities to foster regional prosperity and rural development.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI): REL-NEI’s mission is to help pre-K–16 educators at the state, district and school levels use the best available research and evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement. They have published several reports that address issues of concern in rural communities. 

Intersection of School and Community Vitality


How Schools Can Help Communities in NYS (CaRDI and NYSCRS)

This NCPR story is a preview of the North Country Symposium linking the vitality of schools and communities hosted by St. Lawrence University

Family Supports & Resources


 Office of Children and Family Services: In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extensions, OCFS offers parenting resources and social supports to families with young children that are able to reach families in more rural and isolated areas.

New York State Family Resources: This site is designed to help families locate high-quality resources available online, in local libraries, or by purchase at various stores.

Early Childhood Advisory Council: providing advice to the Governor on issues related to the development of a comprehensive system of supports and services for young children and their families 

Poverty & Student Transiency


Immigration/Immigrants


Positive Youth Development /Mentoring


 

CITIZEN U July Newsletter

Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Life Stories: Teacher’s Guide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Cornell Youth in Society Program.

Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Life Stories: Youth Workbook. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Cornell Youth in Society Program. 

Early Childhood Advisory Council Promoting Healthy Development: building capacity among the providers in child-serving systems to improve the health and social-emotional development of young children

Check out the link below to learn more about PROSPER, which supports community partnerships that sustain the most effective programs for promoting positive youth development and strong families.

ACT for Youth Center of Excellence connects research to practice, providing information, tools, publications, and presentations in the areas of positive youth development, adolescence, and sexual health.

STEM & Tech


 WSKG STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiative: WSKG serves to inspire with the highest quality educational programming, including lessons about STEM, an initiative for securing America’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and identifying promising strategies for strengthening the educational pipeline that leads to STEM careers.

Broadband Access and Rural School and Community Development 

International


 

Rural Schools Initiative of the Institute for European Studies: The goal of the RSI is to extend beyond the traditional scope of school districts within Tompkins County and reach out to underserved rural school districts that have less immediate access to Cornell’s Europe-related educational resources 

Health


New York Council on Children and Families: During its 30-year history, the Council has served as a broker, innovator and change agent among the state’s health, education and human services agencies.

National Rural Health Association: NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.

Rural and Community Contexts for Childhood Obesity

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) Promoting Health Development: building capacity among the providers in child-serving systems to improve the health and social-emotional development of young children

ECAC Strong Families Work Group: incorporate the principles of strengthening families, promoting resiliency, and enhancing protective factors into a framework for all health, education, and human services

Governor’s Children’s Cabinet

ACT for Youth Center of Excellence connects research to practice, providing information, tools, publications, and presentations in the areas of positive youth development, adolescence, and sexual health.

Dr. Chris Kjolhede, Bassett Healthcare System and Columbia University.

School District and County Profiles from the American Community Survey


 Latest ACS school district profile: The latest information from the American Community Survey (2007-2011, 5-year estimates)

Latest county profile: The latest information from the American Community Survey (2007-2011, 5-year estimates) 


Tax Levy Maps


 Average property tax levy per pupil by school district (2011)

Average property tax levy per pupil by county (2011)

Map with County Statistics


 Maps: An interactive map with selected County statistics including population growth, birthrate, and unemployment rate. 

Interactive Map of the 2012 Legislative Boundaries


Interactive Map of the new 2012 Legislative Boundaries. You can quickly view the new legislative districts, the total number of students, and the percentage of rural students in each legislative district. To use the map, simply turn on or off the desired layer(s) (via check box) on the right hand side. Click here to view full map in a new window.

 2012 Rural Schools Association Presentation


 View slides from Dr. Sipple’s 2012 RSA presentation. 

Impact of Hydrofracking in PA Slides


Natural Gas: Valuation and Related Topics


Marcellus Shale Symposium: Impact of Schools in Southern Tier

Uncertainties & Economic Impact of Natural Gas in NY from John Sipple 

The Crossroad of Challenge and Opportunity in Fiscally Stressed Schools


Slides from North Country Symposium, April 2013

Reassessing the Social and Economic Impact of Schools on Rural Communities


Slides from 2013 Federal Research System Research Conference, April 2013

Federal Reserve System Slides from John Sipple