This article explores how leaders are helping to pilot a new way of working with the community that embraces collaboration in an effort to shift the tide. Over time, community engagement has largely become a one-way mechanism for districts to push out information about initiatives and programs into the local community. Along the way, a small but widening gap has formed, separating the community from the school, often to the detriment of students and innovation. As the question of preparing students for independent adult life becomes increasingly complex, and the benchmark less static, the development of new education models like blended and competency-based learning stand to benefit from empowered people, networks, and more open innovation.
Source Organization: Getting Smart