Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools

Press Contacts

  • Katie Peters

Washington D.C. – Using a community schools strategy of combining student support services—such as family engagement programs and health services—with strong academics seems like an intuitive approach to raising student achievement in high-poverty schools. Little is known, however, about the optimal combination of support services needed to raise achievement or about the students who benefit most from a community schools strategy.

Join us for a conversation to discuss new research on leveraging specific student support services to improve achievement. We will launch the conversation with a paper by researchers at Stanford University’s John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities that analyzes how students and families utilize support services at community schools in one California school district and how those services impact student outcomes. We will continue the discussion with a panel of distinguished community school experts.

WHO:

Featured presenter:
Sebastian Castrechini, Policy Analyst, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University

Featured panelists:
Amy Gerstein, Executive Director, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, Stanford University
Daniel Cardinali, President, Communities in Schools
Lauren Fogarty, Director of Extended Learning Time, Gardner Pilot Academy

Moderated by:
Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

February 22, 2012
9:30 – 11:00am
Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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