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Strong Collaborative Relationships for Strong Community Schools Brief by National Education Policy Center



(Excerpt from Executive Summary by Julia Daniel of the National Education Policy Center and a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice at the University of Colorado Boulder.)

Community schools have gained attention as mechanisms to bring about equitable access to high-quality educational resources, extended learning time and opportunities, integrated student supports, and collaborative engaging relationships with parents and communities. In order to effectively create conditions that provide equitable access to such resources, community school leaders need to employ specific strategies and collaborative practices for the implementation of such strategies can support their efficacy. This brief examines research on educational leadership and the importance—for school climate, student learning and relations—of strong collaborative relationships between community partners, teachers and school leaders. View brief



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