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Vol. VIII No. 6

 
 
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September 2011
Vol. VIII No. 6

Inside This Issue:
Spotlight on: New Scaling Up Guide
News!
Research & Resources

Spotlight: Successful Community School Initiatives Inform New Scaling Up Guide

The Coalition for Community Schools is proud to release Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy. Built on the experience of the growing number of local community schools initiatives across the country, the guide will help school districts and their public and private community partners organize and mobilize the resources of the entire community to support student success.

"As our schools and communities face the demanding task of educating an increasingly poor and diverse student population they must work together, said Martin Blank, Coalition Director and President of the Institute for Educational Leadership. " This guide shows them how to get the results that community schools are seeing across the country." Read more about this guide here

 
 

News!

Pres. Obama's Jobs Bill Saves Teachers Jobs and Fixes Schools

DIPLOMA Act featured in Ed Daily!

Community Schools – A Key Piece of AFT’s Plan for Quality Education

Community Engagement Project Sparks Enthusiasm for Chicago Teachers



More News: A Conversation with Norman B. Rice

A dramatic shift in civic involvement in the education of the country’s children is imperative but achievable, said one of the nation’s foremost public leaders and member of the White House’s Council for Community Solutions.

     Norman B. Rice, former mayor of Seattle and current President of the nationally-prominent Seattle Foundation, told Martin Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership and Director of Coalition for Community Schools that only a culture of inclusion and participation from every branch of the community will push public education out of the malaise in which it’s currently tangled. Click here to read the rest of the interview.

Research & Resources

Community Schools Featured in New USDOE Handbook!




Opportunities & Events

October 2, 2011 Lights on Afterschool 2011!

October 25-26, 2011 CAS Hosts 2011 Community Schools Fundamentals Conference

November 8-11, 2011 PolicyLink Equity Summit 2011- Detroit, MI

November 10-12, 2011 National Summit on Your Cities Families

May 16-18, 2012 SAVE THE DATE! 2012 Community Schools National Forum- Workshop RFP’s Coming Soon!




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, DC.

        
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