About the Institute
This institute will bring together educators, community activists, researchers and policymakers to discuss and share resources on the direction of school-community partnerships in Maryland. It will draw from the expertise of academics, practitioners, and advocates to discuss what is needed to sustain them, and what advocacy and policies are crucial to supporting them.
Because there are many different types of partnerships, the institute will lay out a typology of school-community partnerships that schools and communities are engaged in. By thinking about “types” of partnerships, participants in the institute can determine more systematically the conditions they need to support a particular partnership as well as identify the challenges to accomplishing their goals.
The goals are two-fold:
Developing strong regional networks: The institute will offer participants the opportunity to share resources, make connections, and learn from the experiences of others. Most importantly, the institute will begin the process of developing regional networks that will support the sustainability and growth of partnerships over time.
Developing strong policies: We are beginning to think about the kinds of policies that are needed to support school-community partnerships in Maryland. The institute will identify the kinds of policies that can support school-community partnerships and discuss how to organize and advocate for school-community partnerships.
David Hornbeck, former Maryland State Superintendent, Kristina Kyles, Assistant State Superintendent for Maryland, and Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.
SponsorsThis institute is a joint project of the Maryland Equity Project at the College of Education, University of Maryland, Family League of Baltimore, Morgan State University, and The Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership.