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Newsletter 5.6

Community Schools Online

Special Briefing on Full Service Community Schools:  Thursday, March 27 at 4:00pm

March 22, 2008 Vol. V, No. 6

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Policy Update
Special Briefing on Full Service Community Schools:  Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 pm

Coalition Update: Report to the Field

Early Bird Registration Extended: Coalition for Community Schools National Forum 2008

Policy Update

Special Briefing on Full Service Community Schools:  Thursday, March 27 at 4:00pm

The Coalition for Community Schools will host a briefing on Full Service Community Schools on Thursday, March 27 at 4:00 pm.  Please email Shital Shah at shahs@iel.org with full contact information if you would like to participate.  In addition, please include specific questions that you would like the panel to address.  You will receive an email by Wednesday, March 26th indicating how to call-in.

This briefing will share information about the Full Service Community Schools strategy for individuals and organizations who are considering applications for the Full Service Community Schools grant program, which are now available from the Department of Education.  This briefing will not address specific questions related to the Departments Request for Proposals and is not sanctioned by the Department.  Rather it is an opportunity for experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience with potential applicants. 

Resource people include:

  • Jane Quinn, National Community Schools TA Center, Childrens Aid Society
  • Joann Weeks, Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bob Seidel, Communities in Schools
  • Marty Blank, Coalition for Community Schools

Please share this information with other interested parties.  We look forward to talking with you.

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Coalition Update: Report to the Field

Early Bird Registration Extended: Coalition for Community Schools National Forum 2008

There's still time to get your teams together for the 10th Anniversary National Forum in Portland! We welcome Pedro Noguera, an expert in diversity and education, Vicki Phillips, Gates Foundation Director of Education and Susan Castillo, Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction as keynotes for the Coalition’s 10th anniversary forum.

Due to an overwhelming response, the Early bird registration has been extended to April 4th!

Individual Registration Fee

Individual Registration Fee

$375.00 (Early Bird Price)
If Registered By Friday, April 4, 2008

$445.00 (Regular)
If Registered After April 4, 2008

Team of 4+ People Registration Fee

Team of 4+ People Registration Fee

$325.00 (Early Bird Price)
If Registered After April 4, 2008

$395.00 (Regular)
If Registered After April 4, 2008

Team of 10+ People Registration Fee

Team of 10+ People Registration Fee

$285.00 (Early Bird Price)
If Registered After April 4, 2008

$355.00 (Regular)
If Registered After April 4, 2008

We are pleased to announce an additional hotel only one block away from the Conference site.

The Paramount Hotel
808 S.W. Taylor Street
Portland , Oregon 97205
Phone (503) 223-9900

The conference rate is $149. Rooms are available from April 29-May 2. You must call to make a reservation at the Paramount. You can check out their website by clicking here.

The Portland Hilton and Executive Tower has extended your room rate until April 4th! Reservations are available from April 30-May 2. They no longer have space available on Tuesday, April 29. The conference rate is $149. Reservations can be made by clicking here, or by calling the hotel at 503-226-1611.

An international community schools plenary, a superintendents roundtable, site visits, and more than 80 workshops highlight the event. April 30-May 2, Portland, Oregon.  More information at:  www.communityschools.org.  See Promo Video at:  www.kclincvideos.org/pages/ccs/ccs2008promo.html

Don't forget to sign up for the Portland Spirit Dinner and Cruise.  Click here to view the invitation . You can register for the cruise separately from your reservation. Limited to the first 300 people who sign up!

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