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In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education, we learned how schools and communities can partner together to meet the needs of the whole child. We know that children grow physically, socially, emotionally, ethically, expressively, and intellectually within networks of families, schools, neighborhoods, communities, and our larger society. And we know schools alone can't meet the needs of each child. So why not bring everyone to the table?
Join us to hear from
- Jane Quinn, Assistant Executive Director for Community Schools at the Children's Aid Society (CAS)—Jane will share the work of the Society's 21 community schools in New York City and how the school and community partnerships have produced results for students, families, and the community.
Eileen Santiago, principal of Thomas Edison Elementary School in Port Chester, N.Y.—Eileen will share how partnering to address students' overall social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs has resulted in improved learning for thousands of Thomas Edison students.
Read about full-service community schools and Thomas Edison Elementary School through articles in ASCD's Educational Leadership magazine and ASCD Executive Director Gene R. Carter's Is It Good for the Kids? column.
Want to learn more? Check out the summer issue of the American Educator, Surrounded by Support: Partnerships between Communities and Schools Connect Students with the Services they Need.
How do your school and community partner to meet the needs of the whole child? Share your thoughts on the Whole Child Blog.