Click to open resource.

 Edutopia. Community-Built School: Working Together to Make a Change. Edutopia.

This video describes the creation of an elementary school that is dependent on parents and a large number of volunteers. The principal led the process, based on her vision of in-depth community involvement that values diverse perspectives. The school is built on collaborative and cooperative learning.

Click to open resource.

Duncan, A. (2009). Building Relationship & Partnership. Parental Involvement in Schools.

Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education, discusses ideas for making schools community-centered through partnering with non-profits and community organizations. Secretary Duncan argues that educators need to think creatively in how they use school space to incorporate 21st century family and student needs.