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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 ...

Preparing Educational Leaders for Community Partnerships: A Workshop Agenda
Preparing educational leaders for community partnerships: A workshop agenda

Well-designed and implemented community partnerships can help any school maximize its effectiveness for students. Professional development on the topic helps to ensure that school leaders have the capacity to conduct meaningful community partnerships to achieve school goals. This chapter describes an approximately two-and-one-half-hour workshop that can be conducted with one or more teams responsible for coordinating and implementing school-based community partnerships.

First, the agenda is presented. Then, each section of the workshop is discussed in detail. Accompanying handouts also are included that can be copied for overhead projectors or reproduced for PowerPoint presentations. The agenda is designed to provide participants with (a) essential information on community partnerships, (b) opportunities ...

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