For nearly a decade, the Community Learning Exchange has focused on reimagining the way schools and communities collaborate to foster the necessary conditions for student success. The leaders and activist scholars in the CLE network have broken convention by investing in a different type of university-school-community partnership, one that marshals the local assets of urban and rural communities in the push toward equity and excellence. Together, these change agents are redesigning…Continue
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In 2002, a novel thought to be the first written by an African-American woman became a best seller, praised for its dramatic depiction of Southern life in the mid-1850s through…Continue
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I came across this interesting story in YES Magazine, "Non-Indigenous culture: Implications of a historical anomaly."
It was written by Derek Rasmussen
Here is more support for all the effort this network has put in toward establishing Collective Leadership to create community change.
Great article from the Daily Yonder, written by Dr. Francisco Guajardo, about high-achieving students from rural schools rarely apply to prestigious colleges. Ivy League recruiters aren't looking for them. But a community in South Texas opened doors, sending its teenagers to top universities and bringing their talents back home.
Check it out!…Continue
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In preparing students for the world outside school, what skills are important to learn? This goes to the heart of the research addressed in the Deeper Learning Report released by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington.
Simply defined, “deeper learning” is the “process of learning for transfer,” meaning it allows a student to take what’s learned in one…Continue
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The Beacon Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington is building an urban food forest on 7 acres of public land. Located in one of the most diverse zip codes in the United States, their neighborhood community has come together to grow their own food to rehabilitate the local ecosystem, improve public health and educate about the climate impact of food production. The…Continue
Great article about a courageous girl who took a critical look at her own education and shared it with others in power. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like those she shared it with knew how to react to her criticism in a positive way.
The article is called: "…Continue
This article appeared in the Seattle Time February 10, 2012. Based on the chart in image 3 on the right, the issue isn't unique to Seattle. Kudos to the Edgar Martinez Foundation for taking this on locally, and to the Community Learning Exchange partners for recognizing the issue on a national level.…Continue
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