Gavin Luter at WEAC (Wisconsin Education Association Council) Professional Issues Conference

Start date: October 26, 2018 | 1:30p - 3p

Location: KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI

Gavin Luter, Director, UniverCity Alliance, and Ryan Hurley, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, present "Community Schools: An Equity Strategy for School Success."


The Community Schools model is rooted in best practices of what works for students, but what exactly comprises a "Community School" is not always clear. Recently the Learning Policy Institute identified Community Schools as "an evidence-based strategy for equitable school improvement" because of its connection to family and community engagement, additional supports for struggling learners, and emphasis on high-quality curriculum linked to real-world problem-solving. Hear from members of the Wisconsin State Coalition for Community Schools about the overall Community Schools strategy, how this work is growing in Wisconsin, examples of schools using the model, and opportunities to advocate for public Community Schools.