Community Schools Awards for Excellence
Symposium 
Speakers are Leaders of the Movement 
Deadline to Register is May 31st!

Register today , and learn about the grassroots to grasstops community schools movement from leaders in the field. Also, celebrate our  Community Schools Awards for Excellence 2017 winners on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club . See how schools, families, and communities, along with district and city leadership, are partnering so students can learn and thrive. View some of our distinguished speakers!

Keynote Speaker
 
Our keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is a renowned author, researcher, and policy expert. She will talk about the power of community schools and the release of LPI's report. Learn more 
 
 




Distinguished Symposium Speakers

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO)is a supporter of the community schools strategy. She has been an advocate for public education that engages families and communities and is leading efforts to connect a broad array of parent and community partners in collaborating on events across the country that advance a community and education driven agenda.  Learn more
Pedro A. Rivera serves as Pennsylvania Secretary of EducationUnder Secretary Rivera's leadership, the School District of Lancaster, PA developed and implemented new curriculum using the community schools strategy. His innovative ideas helped to improve math, science, and writing proficiency scores. Learn more  
Carmen Fariña is the Chancellor of the  New York City Department of EducationTogether with Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Fariña  is responsible for expanding the community school strategy to 215 schools . She also launched the Framework for Great Schools, a holistic research-based approach to school improvement.   Learn more  
Richard Buery is the New York City Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. He is the architect of Pre-K for All in New York City and is also charged with spearheading the implementation of ThriveNYC in an effort to overhaul the city's mental health system. A former president and CEO of the Children's Aid SocietyBuery has years of experience supporting community schools. Learn more 

View all of our speakers and community school awardees by visitin Community Schools Awards for Excellence 2017

                                            Deadline to register is May 31st 
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