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Attendance Counts!

Directors Share Workshop

Cranston’s attendance at the Elementary level has improved by 23%

Middle school by 14%
High school by 11%

You can do it too!
Join us for strategies and ideas you can use in your program.

Sharing Partners: Cranston Public Schools

Dr. Rosemary Burns, District Data Coordinator

Susan Buonanno, Principal of Gladstone Street School

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Place: Cranston Public Library,140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI.
Time: 9:30 -11a.m.
Please register by January 9, 2015
Register early for this free program – seating is limited!


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


commschoolmodelfocusEvidence 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.

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