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Oct 11, 2021
By Ebony Lambert, National Comprehensive Center  Partnerships between school districts and community organizations continue to play an invaluable role in supporting students and families who are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and school closures. Here, we share insights from Out of School Time (OST) and Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) intermediaries about how they’ve worked with schools and communities to support students,…
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Oct 4, 2021
Blog written by Brad Keller and Rebecca Valenchis, Region 5 Comprehensive Center Interested in learning more about using short-term funding for long-term financial planning? Check out the new weekly blog series from the Region 5 Comprehensive Center that addresses the five elements of strategic budgeting: Identifying Vision and Goals Assessing Resources Using Data Communicating with Your District Continuous Improvement While anyone who is…
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Sep 29, 2021
By Forest Crigler, Marcella Cannatti, Lauren Amos, and Steven Malick Visualizing the Region 2 Comprehensive Center’s Network of Support In a series of posts, we explore how the U.S. Department of Education’s Region 2 Comprehensive Center (R2CC) aimed to create the five conditions of collective impact in partnership with state education agencies (SEAs) and their stakeholders in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island. In our first post, we…
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Sep 10, 2021
On September 9th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, such as universal indoor masking. The announcement is part of President…
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Sep 1, 2021
Schools and districts across the country are wrapping up this year’s summer learning programs to recover and accelerate learning and are getting ready or are already to go “back-to-school.” Educators and administrators did yeoman’s work to launch summer programs and develop/expand community partnerships, all under constantly changing health and safety conditions. There are many lessons learned that could be applied to this school year to expand…