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Talkin' 'bout Collaboration: New Stories on Public School Insights

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New success stories keep coming in from districts across the country--Many thanks to Public School Insights readers who have taken time to submit news about what's working in their schools.

Many of the stories we have posted over the past two weeks focus on community connections.Collaboration.jpg  Here's a sample:

  • A Sunny Day in Multnomah County: The SUN Community Schools Story (Multnomah County, Oregon). 3/31/08
    Schools Uniting Neighborhoods, or SUN schools, prove that schools working with their communities can do more than just teach math and reading. They can transform neighborhoods and help young people succeed.
  • Collaborative Workshop Identifies Priorities (Hampton City Schools, Virginia). 3/27/08
    by involving the entire community in setting goals for its schools, Hampton City's school district has made impressive academic strides. 
  • Sayre High School and UPenn Join Forces to Improve Community's Health (Sayre Area School District, Pennsylvania).  3/21/08
    Through an innovative collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Community Partnerships, Sayre High School has dramatically dropped suspension rates, increased attendance and improved the community's health. 
  • Pre-Kindergarten Program is Increasing Readiness (Harrison County Public Schools, West Virginia). 3/17/08
    Harrison County Schools in Clarksburg, W.Va., was named the state's winner in the 2008 National Civic Star Award competition for its pre-kindergarten program, a collaborative effort designed to prepare all the district's children for kindergarten. 
  • Pinellas County Schools Keep Character at the Core  (Pinellas County Schools, Florida). 3/11/08
    The Commitment to Character (C2C) program, a collaborative effort between the school district and the University of South Florida, promotes high student achievement in a safe and respectful learning environment.