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Focusing on Core Academic Outcomes: A Key to Successful School-Community Partnerships

by Jacob Murray & Richard Weissbourd - 2003

In this chapter, we discuss these emerging outcomes-based schoolcommunity partnerships as one promising strategy, as we offer answers to the following questions: Why have traditional school-community partnerships—partnerships designed both to address health, social, and emotional needs and to meet academic needs—had limited success? Why might organizing at least some services toward achieving a single-outcome goal, such as reading, be more fruitful? What are the key elements of effective outcomes-based initiatives? Finally, how should communities go about selecting one or two outcomes?

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol. 102, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 11, 2003, p. 179-200
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18629, Date Accessed: 10/23/2021 11:26:15 AM

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  • Jacob Murray
    Harvard Children's Initiative
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    JACOB MURRAY is a policy analyst at the Harvard Children’s Initiative.
  • Richard Weissbourd
    Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Kennedy School of Government
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    RICHARD WEISSBOURD is a lecturer in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Kennedy School of Government.
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