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.
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!
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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.
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!
The Rome City School District has a strong partnership with their community partner, Rome Alliance for Education, for ensuring community schools implementation and services for children, families, and community members.
To see what Rome Community Schools are doing, read more here.
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