Family Engagement is More Critical Than Ever

The coronavirus has revealed cracks but also strengths in our educational systems. While mass school closures revealed deep disparities in family resources, including access to technology, they also highlighted the importance of strong relationships between educators and families. Effective school-family relationships were critical to transitioning learning from the classroom to the home and ensuring students were supported academically, socially, and emotionally. Schools and districts with strong pre-existing family relationships were better positioned to communicate effectively […]

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  The U.S. Constitution requires that every 10 years every person living in the country, regardless of immigrant status, is counted. Your census information is strictly confidential, and your answers cannot be shared with any other government agency or individuals (such as a landlord). Between         You will receive: March 12-20   An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. March 16-24    A reminder letter. March 26-April 3    A reminder postcard. […]

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Presented by: Dr. Mayra A. Lara, Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust – West; and Mark Lenoir, Assistant Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District.  Less than half of California twelfth grade students and only 39 percent of low-income students graduate having completed the courses required for admission to a UC or CSU. Additionally, 4 out of 10 Latinx, Black, and Pacific Islander 3 out of 10 Native American 1 in 10 emerging bilingual (English Learners) […]

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School District Teams Sought For Community Engagement Network

Wednesday, February 20, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE School District Teams Sought For Community Engagement Network SAN BERNARDINO – School districts in California that have demonstrated success in community engagement are being encouraged to submit applications to be part of the statewide Community Engagement Initiative’s inaugural Peer Leading and Learning Network. The Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) is an integral part of California’s new System of Support, which has been established to build school district capacity to ensure […]

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