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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:

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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.

Webinar #2: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3-4 PM EST

This webinar will focus on Title I of ESSA and opportunities for community-school partnerships, especially in the following areas: local Title I planning, school improvement, school wide programs, and family and community engagement. State and local leaders are already thinking about these new opportunities, so it’s important to get engaged now, and this webinar will give you the information you need. Presenters: Mary Kingston Roche, Director of Public Policy, Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership; Noelle Ellerson, Associate Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy, AASA: School Superintendents Association.

Register here. The webinar will be listed as "The Every Student Succeeds Act, Title I: Opportunities for Community-School Partnerships," please click the ‘Register’ button to the right of the listing.

And save the date for Tuesday March 29 3-4 pm EST for the final webinar in our series. This webinar will do 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 and listen to a recording of our webinar #1, An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, here.

Click here to view and download materials from previous webinars
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