Center for American Progress

Community Schools: Working Together to Address the Needs of All Children

Community Schools: Working Together to Address the Needs of All Children

Renewing Our Schools, Securing Our Future

Earl Boyles Elementary School, Portland, OR

10:00 – 10:20
Welcome and Introductions

  • Robert Borosage, President, Institute for America's Future
  • John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
  • Margaret McKenna, President, Lesley University

10: 20 – 10:45
Panel Presentations

  • Susan Castillo, Oregon State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Diane Linn, Chair, Multnomah County Commission
  • Lolenzo T. Poe, Vice-chair, Board of Education, Portland Public Schools and Director, Office of School and Community Partnership, Multnomah County
  • Jonah Edelman, Executive Director, Stand for Children
  • Barbara Kienle, Director of Student Services, David Douglas School District

10:45 – 11:15
Dialogue with Task Force Members

Panelists and Task Force members will engage in dialogue on the importance of school partnerships with community resources. Task Force members will learn about community needs and effective local initiatives, such as Schools Uniting Neighborhoods.

11:15 – 11:30
Student, Parent and Teacher Perspectives

Students, parents and teachers will have an opportunity to discuss the needs of Oregon's children and share their experiences with community schools and the services they offer.

11:30 – 12:00
Audience Participation

Task Force members and panelists will turn to the audience to hear more about community needs and experiences and to take questions.

Panelist Bios for Portland

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