ERIC Number: ED445146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Community Connection: Case Studies in Public Engagement.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Community visioning and strategic planning were studied as two forms of community engagement that could best address student academic achievement issues. Fifteen school districts were selected on the basis of engagement of internal (teachers, students, administrators) and external (parents, business leaders, and youth service organizations) entities. Profiles based on information these districts submitted show their community engagement and student achievement efforts. These data are supplemented by information from telephone interviews and questionnaires completed by district superintendents and school board presidents. Overall, the experience of these 15 districts shows that, while difficult, public engagement does not need to be intimidating. Whether urban, rural, or suburban, these districts are rich with examples of how to transform frameworks, management practices, and trends into reality. Case studies describe the activities in each district. Part 3 contains a list of 38 resources for community engagement. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Overview by Anne Wright. Case studies by Judith Brody Saks. Other contributors were Adria L. Thomas and Donna Harrington-Lucker.