Category: Program Developments

Goal Teams: Problem Solving With Purpose

Download this newsletter Kyle Serrette, the coordinator of the National Education Association’s (NEA) growing Community Schools network, describes these schools as “addicted to problem-solving.” For many, Community Schools simply means the provision of wrap-around services somewhere in the building that address needs beyond academics.  This kind of service-provision already exists in a number of Durham…
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Our Schools, Our Communities

Year 2: From Listening Project to Goal Teams Two years ago, the journey to Community Schools in Durham began with the excitement of one school and the hiring of an organizer.  A number of Durham educators attended a training led by the National Association of Education (NEA), and left inspired by the vision of school…
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Community Schools: Defend and Transform in Practice

Backstory Part 1 (Durham Association of Educators) In 2015, Durham’s local affiliate of the North Carolina Association of Educators/National Education Association (NCAE/NEA), the DAE, had a leadership transition.  The majority of the new leaders were either elected or appointed based on a commitment to the following platform.