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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 ...

Concluding Thoughts
Concluding thoughts

Community partnerships alone cannot ensure a school's effectiveness. However, such partnerships are an important strategy for creating inclusive schools that possess the human and material resources needed to meet the educational needs of increasingly diverse student populations. This book has provided a broad overview of the topic. Its primary goal has been to increase the capacity of educational leaders to incorporate community partnerships in their school improvement efforts. For readers who would like to further explore key aspects of school, family, and community partnerships, I recommend the following resources and wish you much success in your school improvement efforts.

Henderson, A., & Mapp, K. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Austin, TX: ...
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