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Nashville Community Achieves -Program Director           


The Community Achieves Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation, supervision, and coordination of community partnerships, programs, and services developed to promote and sustain community engagement in support of targeted schools and communities.

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Nashville Community Achieves -Program Director

Hartford Community Schools Evaluation: Final Report 2009-2011          1.0 MB


The report provides a review of system-wide and school-level activities and outcomes, a timeline of activities at both levels, and a graphic of their leadership structure.

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Right From the Start          1.3 MB

12/01/11    American Federation of Teachers

As early childhood education becomes the focal point of education investment, Right From the Start: Transition Strategies for Developing a Strong Pre K-3 Continuum published by the American Federation of Teachers, a close partner of the Coalition’s, highlights best practices for readying infants and toddlers for primary school and beyond. The report spotlights the role of the community school strategy as a vehicle for connecting early childhood supports to the early grades.

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Breaking the Mold- Community Schools & Expanded Learning Time Together Help Students Succeed(Isabel Owen)           

09/22/10    Center for American Progress

This paper discusses how the- community schools strategy, along with expanded learning time- can help close the achievement gap. The community schools strategy is for all students, especially students who are “educationally disadvantaged.”

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The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped( Paul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley)           

07/01/10    The Educational Testing Service

This report explores the persistence of the Black-White achievement gap for students in the U.S. It highlights contributing factors to the fluctuations in the gap and attempts to find reasoning behind the narrowing of it between the 1970’s and the 1980’s. One of the strongest themes in the report is the decline of stable communities in which many poor Black families live. The Coalition views the community school strategy as a vehicle for providing the structure to facilitate these changes.

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The Black-White Achievement Gap: When Progress Stopped
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