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Document Number: 4600

Involving Community Members in Decisionmaking: Connecticut MS Word - Test scores showed great improvement at the Katherine Brennan School in New Haven, Connecticut, after the addition of a preschool program, a medical suite and a social services arm the latter two right in the school building. Community participation in decisionmaking has proved key to the progress this school has made. The School Planning and Management Team consisting of parents, community residents, faculty and school staffers helps make critical decisions about what's needed at the school and in the neighborhood. (Education Commission of the States, May 2003)...
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