Promising Practices—10 Steps for Establishing Partnerships in Education
Organized programs that support the development of partnerships between school districts or individual school campuses and community, non-profit, or business organizations and individuals improve schools, increase student achievement, strengthen families, and energize communities. Due to the shifting demographics and socio-economic status of students and their families across the nation, schools are serving an ever greater population of “at-risk” students.
With diminished resources from federal and state funding sources, partnerships are needed to increase schools’ capacities to effectively serve students. While many nonprofit, state, and community-based organizations exist toserve youth, neither the school nor community agencies working in isolation have the resources to interrupt patterns of risk. This calls for an expansion of partnerships between communities and schools and a sharing of resources within those partnerships. Read more here.