On Wednesday, May 18th, the State Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Alameda County Office of Education and the UCLA Center for Community Schooling to serve as the Lead Technical Assistance Center for the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP). The National Education Association and Californians for Justice will also partner in the effort.
Together, the organizations aim to inspire, guide and support the planning, implementation, improvement and evaluation of community schools across the state. “This new effort draws deeply on our experiences working collaboratively with school leaders, students, parents, and community-based partners to forge innovative schools that recognize and build on the ideas, assets and needs of local communities,” according to Karen Hunter Quartz, the Director of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling. “We are honored and excited to join with our partners and others across the state in this democratic movement to transform schools in ways that advance equity and learning.”
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