Center for American Progress

REMINDER: Innovative Strategies for Community Schools
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REMINDER: Innovative Strategies for Community Schools

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation:

September 22, 2010, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Admission is free.

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Opening Remarks:

Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured Speakers:

Martin Blank, Director of the Coalition for Community Schools and President of the Institute for Educational Leadership

Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director of the Rural School and Community Trust and Director of the Trust’s Capacity Building Program

Adeline Ray, Director, Chicago Community Schools Initiative

Moderated by:

Saba Bireda, Education Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

Nationwide, educators and policymakers are increasingly looking to community schools to provide students with important in-school supports. The Obama Administration has shown support by encouraging schools and districts to implement wraparound services as part of reform strategies.

Community schools exist in districts across the country and utilize a variety of partnerships and services. Yet many consider community schools to be a strategy that only works in urban areas. In fact, rural community schools exist and can advantage rural students in many significant ways. Likewise, while most community schools keep the building open longer than traditional schools, few community schools have formally extended the length of the school day for all students.

Join us for a discussion on two new ways to develop and grow community schools—as a rural education strategy and through the use of expanded learning time. The Center for American Progress will release two new papers on these topics. The papers and event will encourage policymakers and advocates to consider ways that the community school strategy can be applied in settings not traditionally associated with the model.

September 22, 2010, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.

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

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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For more information, call 202-682-1611.