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How can we partner with our communities to improve school programs and increase students' success?
This current era of high stakes testing, accountability, and shrinking educational budgets demands that schools seek bold and innovative ways to build strong learning environments for all students. Community involvement is a powerful tool in generating resources that are essential for educational excellence.
Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development. This sharp, insightful book serves as an excellent resource for educators seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for their schools and the students, families, and communities they serve. Schools can collaborate with a wide variety of community partners to obtain the ...
Chapter 3: Components of Successful Community Partnerships
Components of Successful Community Partnerships
Case study and survey research of NNPS elementary, middle, and high schools6 suggest that several components may determine whether schools succeed or fail to develop comprehensive community partnerships that range in complexity and that achieve important goals for students' success. The interrelated components are (a) a high-functioning school, (b) a student-centered environment, (c) an effective partnership team, (d) principal leadership, and (e) external support. When in place, these components help schools attract a variety of suitable partners and address common challenges to effective partnership program development.
Research suggests that NNPS schools that effectively developed and maintained comprehensive community partnerships over time were high-functioning institutions, which made them attractive to potential community partners. These schools were goal ...