Conference on National Best Cooperative Practices between Charter and Traditional Public Schools
The 2012 National Best Cooperative Practices Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, November 4-5, 2012 and will highlight exceptional examples of charter-district collaboration. Additional information about the conference can be found on the Resource Center events page.
The conference brings national attention to how some charter and traditional schools leverage their best assets and collaborate to the benefit of all children. With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools (OAPCS) and its partners hosted the first National Best Cooperative Practices Conference in 2010.
The 2010 conference gathered teachers and leaders, as well as those who influence educational policy from around the country. Twenty of the best collaborative practices were showcased at the conference. The focus of these presentations was on implementation so that conference participants could adapt the collaboration to their circumstance. At the end of the conference, OAPCS and its partners compiled a directory of best practices for participants and the broader community.
In the spirit of collaboration, the 2010 conference was co-hosted by Denver Public Schools, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and the Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, Massachusetts and Georgia charter school associations. NBCP’s keynote speakers included U.S. Secreatary of Education Arne Duncan and Ohio then-State Superintendent of Public Instruction Deborah Delisle, as well as other speakers supporting the idea of all schools within a community working together to solve the nation’s urgent education needs.
For more information about the 2012 conference, visit http://charterdistrictcoop.org/homepage.
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