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The Coalition for Community hosts regular online webinars to provide the field with tools and resources to aid community school initiatives. These webinars provide in-depth analysis from school and community leaders from around the country.

Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar Series on the
Every Student Succeeds Act


The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced No Child Left Behind contains key provisions that advance the principle that partnerships among school, family and community are essential for student success. Learn what this new law means for community schools and more broadly, for strengthening school-community partnerships to help students succeed.

Register for Webinar #1: An Overview of ESSA:
Monday, February 8, 3-4 pm EST.

Register here.
Listen to an overview of ESSA including key changes from NCLB and what this means for community schools from Coalition Director of Public Policy Mary Kingston Roche. Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director of the School Superintendents Association, will share the superintendent’s perspective on the opportunities this new law affords community partners to work more strongly with school districts.

The subsequent webinars in the series will cover the following topics with webinar dates TBA shortly:

  • Webinar #2: a deep-dive on Title I of ESSA, the largest federal funding stream at $15 billion, and the opportunities for community schools and stronger school-community partnerships at the state, district, and school levels
  • Webinar #3: a deep-dive on Title IV of ESSA and programs that can support community schools, including the new Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant authorized at $1.6 billion, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Full Service Community Schools, and Promise Neighborhoods

These webinars are intended for anyone leading, working in, supporting, or advocating for community schools at the national, state or local levels who want to learn more about this new federal law. We hope you will join us! In the meantime, check out our ESSA news and resources here.

Click here to view and download materials from previous webinars
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