My School, My Voice Community Meeting

PLEASE REGISTER THROUGH THIS LINK: http://bit.ly/AprilCommunityMeeting The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires public school districts to give parents, teachers, and community members a seat at the decision-making table. Find more information about ESSA here: http://myschoolmyvoice.nea.org/essa-101/need-know-essa/ Join us to find out how you can make the change that you want to see at our schools. In the […]

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New study of New York City’s massive ‘Community Schools’ program paints encouraging picture

A massive Community Schools program in New York City is demonstrating encouraging signs of progress, according to a comprehensive study released Wednesday by the Rand Corporation. One principal is quoted as saying: “The idea of supporting the entire family, as opposed to just looking at the child, it does so much. It says to the family, we’re here to do whatever we can to work with you to improve your child’s academic success.”

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Legislative Update – June 5

While public education advocates were expecting the Joint Finance Committee could take up some measures relating to the K-12 budget soon, things seem to be at an impasse. The delay comes from a stir around school funding caused by the Assembly Republicans again floating the idea of creating their own education budget, which could cut about $90 million from the budget proposal currently on the table. Senators continue to push back hard, saying they will work off the original plan.

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Racine students, parents, community benefit from Community Schools model

The Community Schools Model, implemented this year at Knapp Elementary School in Racine, is benefitting students, parents and the community. “We can’t look at the whole child if we don’t look at their family and the community they live in,” said Jamie Racine, community schools manager for United Way of Racine County, which works with Knapp on the program, quoted in the Racine Journal Times. “We’re looking at all the components and finding out what do those folks need and how can we leverage our resources in our community to help everyone get where they need to go.”

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