Challenging Failing Schools By Norm Fruchter
When schools persistently fail, community organizations can provide an essential source of pressure for change.
Lessons In Collaboration By Jeanne Jehl, Martin Blank, and Barbara McCloud
Educators and community builders work in such different ways that collaborating takes conscious effort and adjustment. Here are the dangers and how to avoid them.
Changing The Ground Rules By Don Moore
Chicago decentralized its school system in 1988, giving power to local school councils. Such radical restructuring can pave the way for lasting reform at the school level.
Places To Learn By Joan Byron, Hillary Exter, and Kavitha Mediratta
From advocating for repairs to developing new buildings, community organizations are getting involved in the fight for decent school facilities.
Parent Power! By Richard Murphy
Community organizations in Sacramento, CA and Tunica County, MS are influencing decisions on school funding and siting while also creating innovative programs at individual schools.