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ERIC Number: ED573281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Organizational Structures to Support 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. This brief highlights findings related to essential structures and systems to support OUSD community schools, specifically examining the areas of "collaborative leadership, strategic partnerships, and coordination." While community schools frameworks vary across the country, scholars and practitioners agree that certain key structures and practices are necessary to successfully achieving desired school and student outcomes. Research also suggests that the ability of student services and supports--a key strategy of community schools--to effect student outcomes often depends on the quality of their integration as fundamental components of the life and academic mission of the school. The organizational features discussed in this brief are designed to facilitate deeper integration of community school services and supports, ultimately supporting improved student outcomes. This brief aims to illuminate how these elements function in practice to support effective community school implementation in Oakland. [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, "Teaching and Learning in Oakland Community Schools. Knowledge Brief,"see ED573277; for "Organizational Structures to Support Oakland Community Schools. Knowledge Brief," see ED573281; for "Oakland Unified School District Community Schools: Supporting Students, Teachers, and Families. Knowledge Brief," see ED573276; 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: gardnercenter@lists.stanford.edu; Web site: http://gardnercenter.stanford.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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)