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CNCS National Service School Improvement Symposium 2014

AmeriCorps member has a discussion during the Education Symposium. Corporation for National and Community Service Photo.The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) convened the National Service School Improvement Symposium to engage CNCS grantees in dialogue and training to turn around persistently low-achieving schools. Attendees included AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Social Innovation Fund grantees, as well as community partners. Attendees had opportunities to discuss both successes and challenges in school turnaround and improvement initiatives. They also were able to hear from educators, researchers and other subject matter experts, and to build greater connections with their peers.

CEO Wendy Spencer Speaks at the GradNation Summit


Graphics from the School Improvement Symposium

Exploring What Works in School Improvement - A Mural of what works.
Graphic image of insight from experts on what works in national service vis a vis school improvement initiatives.
Design credit: Stephanie Brown


Be Fearless Mural - Call People to Action - Make Big Bets and Make History
Graphic image of dialogue on what national service can do to “be fearless” and move forward on school improvement and student achievement initiatives.
Design credit: Stephanie Brown


School Turnaround Mural - School Improvement Initiatives: Perspectives from Educators
Graphic image of insights provided by education professionals who have experience with national service in schools.
Design credit: Stephanie Brown


Together We Can Have a Powerful Impact on Education! Mural - CEO Wendy Spencer -
Graphic image of the missions and goals that were related by Symposium participants.
Design credit: Stephanie Brown


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