Community & Partners
To prepare students for the 21st century workforce, the County Schools’ Alliance for Education program has partnered with some 1,200 labor, business, community and faith-based organizations to bring relevance to education. The group’s goals are to give students and adult learners access to learning opportunities to strengthen math, literacy and critical thinking, as well as to increase family and community members’ value of education while also increasing high school graduation rates.
County schools has also partnered with school districts and local colleges and universities to form P-16 Councils – to promote achievement in college-going rates for traditionally less represented populations. The P-16 Councils focus on intensive instruction in math in three regions of the county.
Promise: A six-county initiative where research-based core principles are developed to design, implement and evaluate customized programs to close the achievement gap for English learners from preschool to high school.
Law Enforcement and Education Partnership: A group of educators, law enforcement officials, community and business leaders that meets regularly to discuss safety issues that impact youth and looks to align agency resources to address these issues.
Gangs and Drugs Task Force: Meets monthly and has established a goal to undertake a countywide strategic plan to address concerns about gang and drug activity.
For more information on local schools or district offices – or for more information about County Schools’ programs – download our Directory of Public Schools, the pdf version of the county directory. You will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader in order to view or print the document.
To access websites of many of the agencies and associations we work in collaboration with, see the resources section on our home page.