Community Engagement in School Turnaround: Series Overview STLC

Presented
Thursday, June 26, 2014
11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST

This webinar series focused on one essential tactic for making school turnaround more effective: community engagement.  This series is based on the idea that “Community engagement is to ensure that school improvement is done with the community, and not to the community.”  This series explores what families and communities have to offer as partners as partners for sustainable change to occur in their schools. 

Hosted by the School Turnaround Learning Community (STLC) in partnership with the Reform Support Network (RSN), the first event in the series featured Dr. Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, and Danielle Smith, Management and Program Analyst, Implementation and Support Unit, U.S. Department of Education, who reviewed two recent resources designed to support family and community engagement:

Lori Thomas, Research Associate at Academic Development Institute (ADI) and editor of ADI's School Community Journal, joined the discussion and offered additional strategies and resources for engaging families and local communities in school improvement efforts.

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Presenters:

  • Dr. Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Danielle Smith, Management and Program Analyst, Implementation and Support Unit, U.S. Department of Education
  • Lori Thomas, Research Associate at Academic Development Institute (ADI)