ERIC Number: EJ1056977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
The Power of Community Schools
Capers, Natasha; Shah, Shital C.
Voices in Urban Education, n40 p27-35 2015
In this article, Shital Shah, who supports community schools as assistant director for educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers, and Natasha Capers, a coordinator for the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ), a parent-led collaborative of unions and community organizations, discuss the community schools movement and how it has become a lever for equity and deep parent engagement in New York City and nationally. They also explore how this approach provides an opportunity for a powerful partnership that joins educators, school staff, and unions with family and community members to improve learning opportunities.
Descriptors: Community Schools, Equal Education, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Institutional Characteristics, Models, Unions, Community Role, Community Organizations, Sustainability, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Interviews, Opinions
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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