Statewide Perspectives on Community Schools: Part 1 – Research and Policy

Statewide Perspectives on Community Schools: Part 1 – Research and Policy

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for the first of a three-part series on community schools. To start our series, Dr. Mavis Sanders, Senior Research Scholar of Black Children and Families at Child Trends, a national think tank, will share research perspectives related to implementation and accountability of K-12, full-service community schools. Dr. Sanders conducts applied research on full-service community schools and works closely with Baltimore City Schools to advance school-based implementation strategies. She recently co-edited the book Reviewing the Success of Full-Service Community Schools in the US: Challenges and Opportunities for Students, Teachers, and Communities.

We will also hear from Ellie Mitchell, Executive Director of the Maryland Out of School Time Network, who will share state policy perspectives and a systems overview of community schools.

Learning objectives for the three-part series will focus on the following:

  1. Community Schools: What is the community schools model? What makes them work well?
  2. Process: What does it take to implement systems of community schools from start to finish? What are the differences in how community schools are structured to operate in Maryland?
  3. Impact: How does community schools impact student achievement? Do community schools shift outcomes for students? What is the benefit to teachers and the community?
  4. Accountability: How will new Blueprint dollars be used for community schools?
  5. The Role of Philanthropy: What is the opportunity for the funding community to support and advance the community schools model?

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.