Directors Share Workshop March 10th 2015

Just say Yes! to WINNING Strategies and

No! to Summer Learning Loss

You can do it too.
Join us for strategies and ideas your school can implement.

Sharing Partners:

Welcome: Mario J. Andrade, Ed.D., Superintendent
Bristol Warren Regional School District

Panel Members:

Jan Mermin – RIDE, 21st Century CLC Manager & Expanded Learning Opportunity Specialist
Joseph Morra - RIASPA, Senior Project Manager of Summer Learning
Mary Parella - Director, Pawtucket School Department COZ
Cathy Saunders - Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum
Maria Mare-Schulz – Principal (retired), Sullivan Elementary School, Newport
Shevaun Keogh-Walker - Education Consultant

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Place: Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall,
G01 Lecture Hall, Bristol
Time: 9 a.m. registration, continental breakfast & networking
9:30 -11a.m. program
Register: RIPCS.org by March 4, 2015
Register early for this free program – seating is limited.

Thank you to the Rhode Island Foundation, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
and Roger Williams University for their generous support.

Sponsored by: Rhode Island Partnership for Community Schools
and the statewide network of Child Opportunity Zone Directors (COZ).

Evidence that Community Schools Improve Student Outcomes

“Students in the community school environment show significant gains in academic achievement and essential life development skills.” -Coalition for Community Schools

“… Community schools are a promising strategy for improving student outcomes. In the current climate of budget cuts, it is important for policy makers at the state and federal levels to advocate for community schools as an efficient, effective way to use scarce resources by leveraging partnerships. Districts can further help by creating district-wide community school initiatives.

“Research shows that creating supportive environments at school… is critical to developing academic motivation and confidence, both of which have been shown to promote academic achievement…” – Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools, Center for American Progress, February 2012. “To get the kind of transformational change that we as a country need takes a huge amount of courage. The status quo isn’t working…. We have to get a lot better with a huge sense of urgency because the stakes are so high….” – Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Headmaster of U.S. School Reform, Christian Science Monitor, August 2010.