Strong partnerships among cities, schools, and youth service providers are the foundation of leading strategies such as collective impact and community schools. Key to these partnerships is the sharing of information on youth. This information helps local partners set goals, evaluate progress, make smarter decisions, and advise the educators and program managers to whom we entrust the care of children.
Despite this imperative, the exchange of youth information between schools and their municipal and community partners remains among the trickiest issues to navigate. Misunderstandings about what laws such as FERPA permit, the habit of working in silos, and a shortage of clear examples of how these challenges can be overcome all contribute to an environment where strong, data-driven partnerships between schools and communities are the exception rather than the rule. Join NLC for this webinar to learn how schools can work closely with their communities to share information and drive better results for their youth.