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Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A NEW Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success

In today’s global economy, a high quality, comprehensive education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a prerequisite to success. Students must now possess not just academic knowledge and skills but also the individual and social competencies needed to effectively navigate the relationships and challenges of the modern world.

"Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success" details how school board members can lead the way in securing a high quality education for each and every child in their district. The guide was developed by the Advancement Project, Alliance for Excellent Education, American Federation of Teachers, CASEL, Coalition for Community Schools, National Education Association, National School Boards Association, Opportunity Action, Opportunity to Learn Campaign, and the Rural School and Community Trust. 

This guide will be launched on a Press Call Tuesday, April 22 at 2 pm EST. See details below:

Tue., April 22, 2014 at 2 pm EDT

What: Media teleconference with leaders from national educational organizations to get the facts about provided better coordinated support system to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all public school students.

Joseph Bishop, Ph.D., Policy Director, National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director, National School Boards Association

Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association

Francine Lawrence, Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
Paul Goren, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Program, CASEL
Martin Blank, Director, Coalition for Community Schools
Robert Mahaffey, President, Organizations Concerned about Rural Education
Aaron Dorsey, Manager of Equity and Achievement Programs, National School Boards Association,

RSVP: To request call-in information, please RSVP by 1 pm EDT by Tue., April 22, to: Linda Embrey, (703) 838-6737,

This teleconference is only open to media and bloggers.

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