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SAP Bulletin 12: Partnerships

Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) Bulletin 12 Partnerhips is designed to support school administrators and personnel, non-profit organizations, and agencies who are involved with SAPs.

Student Assistance Programs: Helping to Close the Achievement Gap

Background

School-community partnerships are common in schools that are closing the achievement gap. The California P-16 (Pre-kindergarten through Higher Education) Council, convened by former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, supported creating partnerships as a strategy for closing the achievement gap.

From Closing the Achievement Gap, Report from Superintendent Jack O’Connell’s California P-16 Council, Recommendation 3: Develop Partnerships to Close the Achievement Gap:

Connecting schools with educational organizations, city and county agencies, faith-based organizations, parent groups, and businesses is necessary to foster partnerships that will support a well-defined student support system. Such partnerships recognize that students have needs outside the classroom that, if unmet, can significantly and adversely affect their ability to learn. Breaking down barriers and creating partnerships throughout California is an important step toward implementing a consistent approach to high quality and inclusive educational program.1

How Student Assistance Programs (SAPs) Can Help

Questions: Hilva Chan | hchan@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0194 
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