Monday, March 26, 2012

Bringing the Community to Schools, a national webinar.

The "community school" model is turning school buildings into vibrant neighborhood hubs of activity. In addition to the academic program offered to students during the day, community schools provide a wide range of services to children in partnership with local organizations. The services include breakfast and dinner for low-income children; early-childhood programs; after-school recreation; academic enrichment; and adult education.

One thriving program with a long track record in this field is the 13-year-old SUN Community Schools network in Portland, Ore., which stands for "Schools Uniting Communities." The network now includes 64 schools in six districts serving high numbers of poor and minority students across Portland and Multnomah County, and it says it has improved student academic growth while providing other neighborhood needs. Join us for a discussion about the SUN Community School model and how it interacts with students and their families.


Diana Hall, program supervisor, SUN Community Schools

Lynn Blevins, principal, Lynch View Elementary School

Ginny Scelza, SUN site manager, Lynch View SUN Community School

This webinar will be moderated by Christina A. Samuels, staff writer, Education Week

Register now for this free live webinar.

Webinar Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2-3 p.m. ET

Can't attend? All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible "on demand" for up to six months after the original live-streaming date.

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