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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 ...

Promising Practices for Community Partnerships
Promising practices for community partnerships

Many schools are developing community partnerships to achieve important goals. Previous chapters have shown the importance of five components: (a) a high level of school functioning, (b) a student-centered environment, (c) an effective partnership team, (d) principal leadership, and (e) external support for the successful implementation of a comprehensive array of community partnerships. Activities showcased in this chapter highlight the creativity that also is present in promising community partnership practices. Creativity is important because it helps schools to shape and mold what they have into what they need to reach important goals for school improvement and students' success.

Activities described in this chapter are selected from Promising Partnership Practices (Salinas & Jansorn, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), ...

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