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The Role of Teachers in Community Schools

"In any school system in any state, you have families in crisis right now," National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki told the Washington Post . "I can do everything I can when [students] step into my classroom to try to level the playing field, but one person alone just can’t do it all. … It’s all hands on deck right now to get through this."
- Schools and Communities: Stronger Together - By Randi Weingarten

Video by: American Federation of Teachers


Resources:

·        AFT PreK-12 Public Education Resources 
Is My School a Community School, by the AFT
AFT PreK-12 Public Education Resources 
Successful and Sustainable Community Schools – Unions as the Essential Ingredient
Thinking Outside the Box to Boost Teacher Effectiveness (Huffington Post Blog by Marty Blank)
The Crucial Role of Teachers and Teacher Unions (Newsletter Feature)
AFT Resources for Community Schools
AFT - What is a Community School? Teacher Focused Guide
NEA Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0 Guidebook
Lightening the Load: A Look at Four Ways that Community Schools Can Support Effective Teaching (Center for American Progress Report)
Surrounded By Support (AFT Summer 2009 Magazine dedicated to community schools)
Poverty, Family Stress are Thwarting Student Success, Top Teachers Say (Washington Post)

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