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The Classrooms for the Future

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Pennyslvania State Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/classrooms_for_the_future

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Contact Information:
Holly Jobe
Project Manager, Classrooms for the Future
717.214.9393
c-hjobe@state.pa.us

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Urban
Suburban
Inner City

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The purpose of the Classrooms for the Future (CFF) initiative is to transform Pennsylvania's high schools, making them more engaging and more responsive to the economic challenges presented by globalization. This high school reform initiative is designed to: enhance teaching and learning, enhance the ability for our students and Commonwealth to compete in an increasingly global marketplace, promote access to technology, and foster the effective use of that technology.

Program Descriptors Include:
Professional Development, Academic Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Life Skills Training, Study Skills

Starting Date: 2006
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement

School

  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Rigorous and relevant instruction
  • Academic support

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Computer/Internet Based

Pennsylvania State Department of Education

Evaluation Information:

The evidence we have collected indicates that the anticipated changes in teacher and student activity are underway. Some of the statistically significant changes that were visible in data collected from CFF sites include: Changes in Teaching Activity Associated with Student Achievement

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://cff.psu.edu/public/Home.html

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