The Children's Aid National Center for Community Schools had the opportunity to once again partner with the British Council in Wales by assisting with the training and development of its faculty. The NCCS team designed and facilitated an intensive week-long action research study visit to SU Campus, PS 211, Curtis High School, and PS 8 Children's Aid Community Schools in New York City.
The goal of the visit was to build on the previous work to support Welsh's Education Reform Agenda to close the achievement gap of its students. The learning objectives for the group was to:
- Understand how community schools in the United States work and their impact on families and pupil attainment
- The relationship between families and schools as well as family engagement initiatives and their impact on families and pupil attainment,
- Explore best practices and lessons learned from Children's Aid Community Schools and explore strategies and tools used to develop family literacy/ digital skills
- Turnkey strategies learned as pilot programs in Welsh schools.