New Publication! Collaborating for Place-based Success

10 Jul 2013 | Angela Glover Blackwell
New Publication! Collaborating for Place-based Success

We’re thrilled to share a new paper,  The Role of Community Schools in Place-Based Initiatives: Collaborating for Student Success.

Across the United States, communities are thinking differently about how to transform their schools and neighborhoods. There is tremendous excitement about strategies that weave together resources in a clearly defined “place” to collectively improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and communities.

The paper explores the relationship between various place-based strategies and the potential associated with the alignment of these strategies operating within the same geographic areas. The paper demonstrates that community schools offer a powerful vision and strategy for what schools should look like within broader place based initiatives and how community schools can benefit from alignment with other efforts.

The paper is co-published by the Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership, PolicyLink and the West Coast Collaborative.

We hope you find it useful! Please read, share, and let us know what you think in the comments below!