US Department of Education: Bridging the School-Community Divide

Interesting online discussion on school, parent, community collaboration and the use of technology.

“Students and families are mostly left to themselves to connect the dots between school-based and non-school learning. The students most disadvantaged by these silos are ones already facing the greatest challenges inside and outside the classroom, and they could benefit the most from the digital learning that transcends the school-community divide. Partnerships between schools, families, and community-based organizations are an important way to bridge this divide, and ensure the success and sustainability of digital learning transitions.”

Read the rest of this blog at http://go.usa.gov/2Jk4

I am always fascinated by these active online discussions, and wonder how to inspire such conversations to advance Transition in New York State. How does fear and discomfort play into this? Thoughts? — Dave

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