Tag Archives: Community engagement

Survey finds district leaders value community trust but often lack confidence in ability

7 October
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There is a vast chasm between the percentage of district and school leaders who think building community trust is very important and the percentage of those leaders who are very confident in their ability to do so, according to new national survey results. Roughly 65 school board members were among the 538 district and school-level leaders who responded to the survey from K12 Insight. The 2019 State of K-12 Customer Experience Survey results find further confidence gaps in areas such...

Chronic absenteeism, stakeholder engagement practices shared at PACE conference

5 February
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math teacher
Two timely and important issues facing districts and school boards, chronic absenteeism and stakeholder engagement, shared the spotlight at this year’s Policy Analysis for California Education annual conference. The Feb. 1 event in downtown Sacramento, with a theme of “Putting Evidence into Action to Advance Equity in California,” served as a venue for researchers and practitioners to share best practices in key areas identified in PACE’s “Getting Down to Facts II” report. A fresh focus on chronic absenteeism About 10...

Bolstering your district’s LCAP stakeholder engagement might not involve the term ‘LCAP’

14 December
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When it comes to promoting meaningful community and student engagement and input, schools and districts might want to consider a jolting principle: Why even use the acronym “LCAP” when initially communicating with the audience? Do they know what it is and will using the term result in a quality two-way education tool representing a diverse stakeholder group? A recent California Collaborative for Educational Excellence-hosted webinar posed such questions and offered tips on communicating to engage rather than to simply inform...

CCEE outlines structure, timeline for Community Engagement Initiative networks

10 December
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Kids together
After announcing lead partners and launching the program in November, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence outlined the next steps for its Community Engagement Initiative at its Dec. 6 board meeting. The effort will include a series of multi-year professional learning networks that build district and community collaboration, with a focus on student outcomes. Josh Daniels, CCEE director heading the initiative, said in his presentation (PDF file available here) that the timeline calls for an initial professional learning network to...

CCEE partners selected to help lead Community Engagement Initiative

14 November
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mother and child at door
A major component of California’s new System of Support launched Nov. 1 when the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence announced three partners to lead its new Community Engagement Initiative. The multi-year effort — which is part of the new school accountability system ­—will help school communities facilitate the kind of conversations and collaboration that improve teaching and learning. The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools office, the California Association for Bilingual Education and Families In Schools emerged from an application...