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Coalition for Community Schools

Navigating the Culture of Schools and Communities

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Brooke Troutman, a Northwestern University intern with the Coalition for Community Schools, at the Institute for Educational Leadership, contributed t...

Student Advocacy: A Sharper Picture

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Martin J. Blank

The principal has been so impressed with the students' efforts that he is asking them to not only increase the number of students who are mediators, but also to train the teachers in peer mediation so that they will understand how students are working to change the climate and the culture of the school.

Bold Leaders for Our Public Schools

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Richard Carranza, Jan Christensen and John Porter are just a few of the many bold superintendents who are changing children's lives by bringing together the entire community to help their student succeed.

Community Schools: Proving That 'Collective Impact' Works

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.05.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

There comes a time when many fine examples of how to improve learning and life conditions for our children and young people hits a ceiling. They cannot get to scale, because as exemplary as they may be, they have an "isolated impact" on the issues.