Five months in: mid-year update!

By Symone Kiddoo (School Social Worker, Southwest Elementary & Club Boulevard Elementary), with contributions from Evelyn Ponce, Lexus Walker, Megan McCurley and Anna Grant: For education professionals, the post-holiday stretch into spring break is full of middle-of-the-year testing, sick kids, and snow days. To some, a snow day might sound like a reprieve. To us,…
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Welcome to the Community School Coordinators!

The Bull City Community Schools Partnership has officially onboarded four new Community School Coordinators, who will be absolutely crucial to implementing the Community School model in its first year at Club Boulevard Elementary, Southwest Elementary, E.K. Powe Elementary, and Lakewood Elementary. Hope Valley is moving forward with exciting parent engagement intitiatives and strengthening the relationships…
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Teacher and student

Club Boulevard Teacher of the Year Candidate Reflects

Alexa Goff teaches at Club Boulevard Magnet Elementary School, is a member and leader in the Durham Association of Educators, and has played a key role in the Community Schools campaign – both inside her school and at the level of the Initiative. As a candidate for Teacher of the Year, Goff was asked to…
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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.