Our kickoff regional networking and professional development at Binghamton University was a huge success! Over 100 attendees from our region’s school districts, higher education, county departments of mental health, and other cross-sector partners had the opportunity to learn more about community schools.
Dr. Liz Anderson, Director of the Central/Western NY Community Schools TAC networks with participants from Say Yes to Buffalo
Mr. Anibal Soler, Associate Superintendent, Buffalo Public Schools shares information about the district’s education bargain with students and parents
One take-away from the event is that people in a variety of roles across sectors are eager to connect with each other and network together around community schools!
We have three more regional events coming up in May. So, don’t forget to register! For more information on registering for our events and webinars, visit here.
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Community Schools in Action
We had exciting opportunities this month to visit with Buffalo, Hancock, Harpursville, Lyons and Rochester City School Districts as well present to Building Brighter Futures for Broome, the Board of Education at Clyde-Savannah and Jefferson-Lewis BOCES superintendents. Other highlights from this month include attending a Wayne County Partnership meeting with Mr. Jay Roscup, participating in a MTSS training with Dr. James McDougal from SUNY Oswego and Boston Public Schools, and reviewing data tools with Dr. John Sipple at Cornell.
Be sure to check out the link below to learn how John and his team at the New York State Center for Rural Schools at Cornell will be partnering with scholars from Harvard and Dartmouth to tackle rural schools’ challenges with The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN).
We also had the absolute pleasure of spending two days visiting Buffalo’s community schools and meeting with the Buffalo Public Schools Associate Superintendent, Mr. Anibal Soler, and the BPS and Say Yes to Buffalo team.
Meeting with South Park High School Principal Theresa Schuta, school staff, and Say Yes to Buffalo partners.
Buffalo Public Schools strong partnership with Say Yes to Buffalo brings an array of valuable programs and services to children and families through their community schools model. More about their innovative model and our amazing visit with BPS in our next newsletter!