Tag Archives: community engagement

Community Schools National Forum

The Coalition for Community Schools presents their 2012 National Forum next week in San Francisco, May 9-12.  This year’s theme is “Scaling up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy.” National Equity Project Executive Director LaShawn Routé Chatmon will serve on … Continue reading

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Listening as a Principle for Authentic Community Engagement

Lead with Listening Listening is a neglected skill, especially in change efforts.  Often the leaders’ emphasis is on communicating a decision to stakeholders. When listening campaigns are conducted, they often appear to be just for show – the decision (say, to close a … Continue reading

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Communities in Poverty and Education Reform

The latest census data shows that the number of people living in poverty is the highest in over 50 years, as long as the census has been measuring it.  Urban communities are being ravaged by the loss of job opportunities … Continue reading

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