Happy December from the NYS Community Schools TAC! See below for this month's featured resources, promising practices from an innovative community school partnership, and updates on Communities of Practice.
 Featured Resources 

This month, we're excited to share many resources curated by experts from recent CS TAC events.  

Early Childhood Education
At the recent Kindergarten Transition Planning Summit at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, over 150 partners from school districts and community-based organizations joined in work sessions around early-childhood education action planning. Click here to access the ECE event resources. 
Chronic Absenteeism Prevention
November's "No More Empty Seats: Building Your Community School’s Capacity to Combat Chronic Absence" workshop focused on continuous improvement, capacity building, data-driven work, strong attendance teams, student activities and attendance alignment, and parent engagement as ways to mitigate chronic student absence. Click here to access the Chronic Absenteeism Prevention event resources. 
 Best Practices in the Spotlight
The NYC CS TAC at Fordham University visited Paul L. Dunbar Middle School in Bronx, NY, where Principal Hesham Farid and Community School Director Merody Mejia have worked closely together, building their school community through a shared vision and spirit of collaboration. In their own words, Farid and Mejia describe what such a powerful collaboration between a Principal and Community School Director looks like at its most effective. Read More
 Communities of Practice Update


The Family Engagement Community of Practice (FE CoP) has two upcoming webinars that will focus on implementation of the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships. In addition framework implementation, participants will learn how five essential tools—strong leadership, professional capacity, instructional support, a child-centered school climate, and strong family engagement—can transform even the most struggling schools. Read More
Upcoming Webinars & Events

WEBINAR SERIES Part 1: Family Engagement

Presented by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL).

During this webinar, IEL will present an overview of the newly revised Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (DCBF). Participants will learn key elements needed to make family engagement systemic and have the opportunity speak directly with districts that have successfully implemented DCBF.

VIRTUAL "KICK OFF" MEETING: Integrating Community Schools and Multi-Tiered Systems

Featuring Jay Roscup, Director of the Finger Lakes Community Schools.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with others to ensure equitable access and opportunity for all students!

WEBINAR SERIES Part 2: Family Engagement

Presented by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL).

RSVP now for the second part of this Family Engagement webinar series.

Be sure to view and RSVP for more 2020 regional events today!

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