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Vol. IX No. 1

Coalition for Community Schools Monthly Newsletter

Vol. IX Issue I, February 2012 

In This Issue

Coalition Blog Roll

Thinking Outside of the Box to Boost Teacher Effectiveness

Community Schools Recognize the Vital Role of Full-Service Partnerships

Feature: Community Schools: The Hottest Story in Education Reform?

More and more school systems across the country are realizing the positive impact community school partnerships have on student achievement and communities.

And many in the media are taking notice.

The past few weeks has seen an outburst of stories from major media outlets and influential media voices on the results being produced at community schools.

In early February, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared the community school strategy as one of the preferred models of education reform during an appearance at the Askwith Forum at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

And the good news kept on rolling. . .

Click here to read the full story

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Research & Resources


Register for The 2012 National Forum!

Whether you're looking to start a community school or expand an existing network, the 2012 Community Schools National Forum is for you!

Join fellow community school advocates in San Francisco May 9-12  to learn how to bring community resources into your schools to help students, families, and communities thrive!

This year's Forum theme is Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships and features 3 days of more than 100 workshops and plenaries focusing on boys and men of color, expanded learning opportunities, and more. Preconference opportunities include Community Schools 101, a Community Schools Coordinators Institute, Scaling Up Strategy and Tactics, and more.

Register now! See you in San Francisco!




Events & Opportunities

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The Coalition for Community Schools believes that strong communities require strong schools and strong schools require strong communities. We envision a future in which schools are centers of thriving communities where everyone belongs, works together, and succeeds. The Coalition advances opportunities for the success of children, families and communities by promoting the development of more, and more effective, community schools. The Coalition for Community Schools is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.



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