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Vol. IX No. 3


Coalition for Community Schools Newsletter

Vol. IX Issue No. 3

In This Issue

  • Feature: Universities Awarded Presidential Honor for Community Schools Work
  • Blog Roll
  • News
  • Research & Resources
  • Events & Opportunities

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Events & Opportunities

Proposals for planning and implementation grants are now being accepted for the U.S. Dept. of Education's 2012 Promise Neighborhoods Competition (also see last month's Newsletter feature on Promise Neighborhoods)

National Center for Community Schools is Offering Sustainability Planning Institutes

April 25, 2012 Webinar to Help You Become a Multi-Agency Data Management Star

April 30, 2012 Applications Due for ASCD's new Whole Child Network

May 3-11, 2012
ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference

May 9-12, 2012 Community Schools National Forum 2012

June 24-27, 2012 National Association of School Based Health Centers 2012 National Convention

June 29, 2012 Applications due for Together for Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge

July 10-13, 2012 National School Climate Center 15th Annual Summer Institute

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Online registration is closed but you can still register on site at the Marriott Marquis May 9-12

Feature Story:

Universities Awarded Presidential Honor for Community Schools Work

 

Launched in 2006, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and Presidential Award are the highest federal honors a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service.

Five schools were honored with the Presidential Award at the American Council on Education's 94th Annual Meeting last month in Los Angeles. Two of those schools: University of Pennsylvania and Seattle University - as well as Honor Roll recipient Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis -  were specifically honored for its university-assisted community school partnerships.

The presidential recognition is further validation of the effectual and pioneering role college and universities can have in partnering to improve its neighborhoods as well as prepare its potential future students.

Guest contributor Rita Axelroth Hodges from the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania explains.

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