Wednesday, May 6th 2015
Learn how the community school strategy is being utilized as a vehicle for systems-level change in school funding, teacher preparation, family stability, and student achievement. Participants will explore the innovative approaches three community schools initiatives are taking to re-define education and opportunity for students, families, and communities.
The Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools initiative will transform high-need schools into high-quality community schools through their Equity and Empowerment Lens. United Way of the Bay Area will present their SparkPoint Community Schools model, a two-generation approach for linking family economic success with student achievement. And at their University-Assisted Community Schools, IUPUI’s School of Education is developing teacher preparation programs under a social justice framework.
Speakers will include:
Diana Hall - Co-Chair, Community Schools Leadership Network
Program Supervisor, SUN Service System and Community Schools
Monica Medina, Ph.D. - Interim Director, Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, IUPUI School of Education
Ena Yasuhara Li - Director of Education, United Way of the Bay Area
You can learn more about our Equity Framework here. For more information about our series, contact Perpetual Baffour –firstname.lastname@example.org