Partnership leaders at every stage need new ideas and support. This page offers a carefully curated collection of excellent links from professional sources to help active partnership leaders learn, grow, and manage the day-to-day.
What makes an excellent tutor? Patience, encouragement, and determination for sure – but there’s also some important communication principles that will go a long way. Get guidance from a pro at Edutopia.
Volunteering in a classroom is one of the most hands-on and transformative experiences partnership participants can have. Classroom volunteers have a lot to offer students, teachers, and administrators but sometimes it can be hard to navigate the best way to engage. Here’s a handy guide from GreatSchools.org to help anyone working in a classroom find their niche.
If your congregation runs an afterschool, summer, or other out-of-school time program the National Center for Quality Afterschool has a comprehensive and engaging training kit that offers expertise for even the most experienced leaders.
Is your partnership interested in getting started in the world of public school advocacy? This guide from the National Association of School Boards has excellent information about forming advocacy groups, contacting your legislators, contacting the media, and more.
An important piece of the advocacy puzzle is community organizing and engagement. This series of worksheets from The Harwood Institute will help your partnership turn outward toward your community to begin mobilizing for advocacy.
To grow as an advocate or advocacy coalition you need a strong handle on data that supports your positions. The Schott Foundation for Public Education has done an excellent job collecting and reporting on public education data from all over the country and is a good place to start your research.