The week of

April 29, 2016

K-16 Partnerships

Conference Review: Albuquerque National Coalition for Community Schools Forum

By Eden Kainer From April 6-8th, I had the opportunity to join the Netter Center UACS (University Assisted Community Schools) Team and attend the Community Schools National Forum 2016 in Albuquerque,...

Fitting all the Pieces Together: An interview with Daniel Merin, Comegys Community School Site Director

By Caitlin Fritz A key mechanism to executing a successful community schools strategy is a site coordinator who facilitates collaboration between school and community partners, and ensures that...

Introducing the new faces in the Mayor’s Office of Education and their plan for community schools in Philadelphia

Interview by Caitlin Fritz 2016 has brought Philadelphia a new Mayor, Jim Kenney, who has outlined an expansive vision for education in the city. A crucial component of Mayor Kenney’s plan is his...

Transformational Parent Engagement: AmeriCorps VISTA Lee Begelman’s work with immigrant communities at Southwark School

By Caitlin Fritz A key component of building a community school is involving parents in planning and decision-making processes. “What does authentic parent engagement really look like?” is a...

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