Monday, January 29, 2007

Schools and community come together to strategize about achievement gap

Mayor Menino, School Committee members, Superintendent Contompasis and other BPS officials joined parents and community members at Freedom House in Roxbury recently for a day-long forum about Boston's efforts to close the achievement gap. The Superintendent outlined some of the district's key strategies for eliminating the gap, including investment in early childhood education and strengthening family and community engagement.

2 comments:

BuckeyeMike said...

This is really a great idea.

Greg Harris said...

I'm so glad to read of your prioritization of community engagement.

I work for KnowledgeWorks Foundation, which is a strong advocate for community engagement. As Ohio’s largest education philanthropy, a condition of our grantmaking often includes asking our partners to define community engagement strategies to help ensure the success and sustainability of school improvement projects.

In case it might serve as a resource for you, here's a link to our community engagement page and our publication, “10 Principles of Authentic Community Engagement”:

http://www.kwfdn.org/schools_communities/community_engagement/index.asp