Race to the Top–District Webinar!

13 Jun 2012 |
Race to the Top–District Webinar!

We’ve been super excited about the new Race to the Top–District grants available because of the focus on place, and the ability to make decisions at the neighborhood level.

Our friends at Coalition for Community Schools are hosting a webinar on this very topic to give you a handle on what this means for place-based efforts (like Promise Neighborhoods) and what to expect in applying. Sign on up! Info below:

Race to the Top-District Applications:

Planning for Partnerships


June 21, 2012 11am-Noon (Eastern)


The U.S. Department of Education’s new Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) Grant Competition pushes districts to think even more deeply about how to leverage family, school, and community partnerships that support student learning. More than previous RTT competitions, this grant enables local communities to work with their districts on developing community school strategies that create the conditions for teaching and learning. This is a tremendous opportunity for community schools.

Join us on the Thursday, June 21 webinar at 11 a.m. (Eastern) to learn more about the RTT-D competition. Hear from district and community leaders about how they have developed district-community partnerships that are required throughout the grant competition and how they align with community school principles.

Speakers include:

Martin Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) & Director, Coalition for Community Schools

Curtiss Sarikey, Associate Superintendent, Family, Schools and Community Partnerships, Oakland (CA) Unified School District

Carol Paine-McGovern, Director, Kent School Services Network in Grand Rapids, Mich.

For more information about Coalition webinars, contact Ryan Fox – foxr@iel.org, (202) 822-8405.