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ERIC Number: ED573277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching and Learning in Oakland Community Schools. Knowledge Brief
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
This brief is part of a series that shares findings from a research collaboration between the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) focused on understanding implementation of the community school model in the district. Community schools aim to address students' needs, and promote a positive school climate in which students are ready to learn and teachers are supported to provide quality instruction which, in turn, improves student attendance, behavior, and achievement. Previous research has demonstrated that student and family participation in support services--a key feature of community schools--is often associated with improved student outcomes. Additionally, the structures and systems of community schools--for example, leadership, partnerships, and coordination--may enhance the integration of these services as fundamental components of the life and academic mission of the school, ultimately bolstering their ability to affect student outcomes. This brief focuses on site staffs' perceptions and experiences of how the community school model supports student, teacher, and school outcomes. In addition, we incorporate analysis of school-level outcomes using OUSD administrative data for these schools and the district as a whole to identify shifts in leading indicators of student academic engagement and performance, as well as school climate. [The Gardner Center would like to acknowledge our OUSD partners as well as the Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fund for Community Benefit Programs at East Bay Community Foundation for their support. For the main report, "Oakland Unified School District Community Schools: Understanding Implementation Efforts to Support Students, Teachers, and Families," see ED573279. For the accompanying Knowledge Briefs, "Oakland Unified School District Community Schools: Supporting Students, Teachers, and Families. Knowledge Brief," see ED573276; for "Organizational Structures to Support Oakland Community Schools. Knowledge Brief," see ED573281; and for "Integrated Services and Supports in Oakland Community Schools. Knowledge Brief," see ED573283.]
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Stanford University, 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Tel: 650-723-3099; Fax: 650-736-7160; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)
Authoring Institution: Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC); Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)