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COMMUNITY Schools

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COMMUNITY Schools

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  1. COMMUNITY Schools AN ESSENTIAL STRATEGY FOR STUDENT SUCCESS Martin Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership, Director Coalition for Community Schools www.communityschools.org

  2. Community Schoolsarecipe FOR Success The same “black box” of ingredients that makes the Mediterranean Diet so effective is the same recipe that community schools use. Community Schools are Smart Schools Community Schools help students learn Community Schoolsbuild strongcommunities www.communityschools.org

  3. Organizing for School Improvement (BRYK et al) www.communityschools.org www.communityschools.org

  4. Community School Core Principles • Shared vision and accountability for results • Strong partnerships • Leveraging resources • Alignment of school and community assets • High expectations for all • Community strengths • Respect for diversity • Local decision making www.communityschools.org

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  6. Keys at the school site • Supportive Principal • Involved Teachers • Community School Coordinator • School Site Leadership Team • Results Focus • Engaged Partners www.communityschools.org

  7. THEORY OF ACTION: A Scaled-Up System of Community Schools www.communityschools.org

  8. Community-Wide Leadership www.communityschools.org

  9. School-Site Leadership www.communityschools.org

  10. Intermediary • Consider the range of possibilities • Community planning councils • Higher education institutions • Local education funds • Local governments • Non-profit organizations • School districts • United Ways • Develop clear criteria • Legitimacy • Credibility • Community relationships • Technical capacity • Staff www.communityschools.org

  11. FINANCING: THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL FORMULA • At the School Site • Partners: Financed by existing resources • School funded programs and personnel • Community school coordinator: Financing sources • Foundations and Corporations • United Ways • Local Government • School Districts • Higher Education Institutions • Leveraging Power: $1 to $3-7 www.communityschools.org

  12. THE SCALE UP SPIRAL • Overview • More on milestones • Stories from the field • How you know if you are making progress • Pitfalls www.communityschools.org

  13. “We tend to put considerations of family, community, and economy off-limits in education-reform policy discussions. However, we do so at our peril. The seriousness of our purpose requires that we learn to rub our bellies and pat our heads at the same time.” - Paul E. Barton www.communityschools.org

  14. RESOURCES • Coalition Website www.communityschools.org • Scaling up Community Schools Guide http://www.communityschools.org/resources/systems_web_guide.aspx • Martin Blank blankm@iel.org www.communityschools.org