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10 ways to build better partnerships

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by Amy Buffenbarger

Here are 10 key strategies for creating effective family- school-community partnerships that are focused on advancing student learning, taken from NEA’s Family-School-Community Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning report.

Strategy #1 – Agreeing on core values: Taking time at the beginning to think deeply and reflect about what participants believe, and why they think the efforts will work.

Strategy #2 – Listening to the community: Identifying priorities and developing an action plan in a collaborative way that creates community consensus around what needs to happen and in what sequence.

Strategy #3 – Using data to set priorities and focus strategies: Looking closely at current achievement trends and addressing areas of weakness in students’ knowledge and skills.

 Get the full list at NEAPrioritySchools.org

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