Partnership Press - January/February

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LOCAL NEWS: Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School
Celebrates New South Bronx Home

NCCS-Jan 18-Local-Teaser.jpgOn a cold New York day in late January, students, families, staff, trustees, and supporters found a lot to celebrate as our Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School (CACPCS) moved into its new home at 1232 Southern Boulevard in the South Bronx. One of the 22 New York City community schools Children’s Aid operates... Read More.

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NATIONAL NEWS: Promising Forecast for Community Schools in Buffalo

National -BuffaloBuffalo is often the brunt of weather-related jokes, owing to its location on the shores of Lake Erie and to the legendary “lake-effect” snows. But in the community schools world, Buffalo has recently witnessed a different kind of perfect storm—the alignment of educational and civic leadership, strategic partnerships... Read More.

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VISITORS PROFILES

David OsherDavid Osher, Vice President of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), visited NCCS on February 8 to learn more about our approach to community schools capacity-building. NCCS and AIR have worked together over the years in several other cities, including Chicago and Cleveland, and Osher and NCCS Director Jane Quinn recently participated in the Science of Learning and Development conference (early December) in Redwood City, CA. Read More.

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WHAT'S INFORMING OUR THINKING

Learning Time in Pursuit of Educational Equity"Learning Time in Pursuit of Educational Equity" is a collection of papers and essays looks beyond traditional notions of “schooling” to embrace more and better learning times for youth living in neighborhoods with concentrated poverty. The book was inspired by multi-year, multi-site initiatives at the Ford and the James Irvine Foundations. Of particular interest to the readers of Partnership Press will be the multiple descriptions of and references to community schools, including the chapter by Kendra Fehrer and Jacob Leos-Urbel devoted to the district-wide initiative in Oakland, CA. Read More.