Harness your community's powerful resources to support achievement!
Every school exists within the broader context of its community. By tapping into the wealth of resources that abound beyond campus grounds, principals can weave a tightly knit safety net that buoys student learning. If the adage "It takes a village to raise a child" is true, then certainly raising schoolwide achievement is largely dependent upon the active involvement of local businesses, organizations, institutions, and parents.
Cultivating strong alliances with community members entails a systemic, goal-centered outreach program-and this comprehensive guide outlines proven, practical strategies for effectively launching, implementing, and sustaining mutually beneficial partnerships. It highlights straightforward best practices for: Reaching out to parents, including specific involvement activities; Building community relationships that support school initiatives, plus tips for leveraging the media; and Closing the achievement gap through community resources and reforms.
This fourth volume in a seven-part leadership series features:
- Insightful questionnaire and response analysis
- Case study with reflective questions
- "What You Should Know About" sections framing each chapter
- Self-Assessment resources
- "In-basket Simulations" exploring real-life examples
Other titles in this leadership series:
What Every Principal Should Know About Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Operational Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Strategic Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Collaborative Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Instructional Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership
What Every Principal Should Know About Ethical and Spiritual Leadership