Jennifer Masutani
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What do you want to know about chronic absence?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Coyle-Hart Mar 7. 3 Replies

Thank you to all the Coordinators who took our Network Survey to help us plan for future Network activities. In response to the 84.8% of Coordinators who said they would like to learn more about…Continue

 

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Diana Delbecchi commented on Jennifer Masutani's blog post Dismantling Rural School Stereotypes
"Great work, Deanna! I hope to learn from your example as I take on this new role in neighboring Wisconsin. All the best, Diana"
Jul 9
Janine Al-Aseer commented on Jennifer Masutani's blog post The Journalistic Superpower in Amplifying Voices
"Way to go, Chris!!"
Jun 18
Jennifer Masutani posted a blog post

The Journalistic Superpower in Amplifying Voices

By Alisha TorresFive years ago, Whitsitt Elementary School was categorized under priority status as one of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee. Fast forward to the present day, this school has experienced major growth under Principal Justin Uppinghouse’s leadership and turnaround team and ever since joining the Metro Nashville Public Schools District-led Community Achieves Initiative. Prevailing through all the community’s ups and downs lies Community Achieves Site Manager Chris…See More
Jun 17
Jennifer Masutani posted a blog post

Changing the Status Quo with Skateboards and Wellness

By Manasa ChilakalaSan Francisco has long been an epicenter of revolutionary movements from being a catalyst for LGBTQ+ rights to the groundbreaking technology of Silicon Valley. In this bustling city is Sunny Zhang, an innovative and progressive educator who has been the Beacon Director at Aptos Beacon Community School in San Francisco since the summer of 2018. Sunny is…See More
May 21
Jennifer Masutani posted a blog post

Dismantling Rural School Stereotypes

By Alisha TorresCommunity schools across the nation are well known and growing in urban areas. While some may think that community schools are unsustainable in rural communities, there’s one coordinator who says they’ve got it all wrong. With a total of 930 residents in her community, representing King Elementary School with King Pride from the Gateway to Chippewa Forest in Deer River, Minnesota, and recipient of the Coalition’s 2018 Educator Leadership Award, is Full-Service Community School…See More
Apr 20
Sophia Domeville liked Jennifer Masutani's blog post One Community School Coordinator, 35 Community Partners, and 1,000 people at the 1st ever “Ready 4 School” Event!
Apr 16
Sophia Domeville liked Jennifer Masutani's blog post Coordinator Spolight - Spohia Domeville
Apr 16
Kristin Colarusso-Martin liked Jennifer Masutani's blog post One Community School Coordinator, 35 Community Partners, and 1,000 people at the 1st ever “Ready 4 School” Event!
Apr 1
Ludys Ebratt liked Jennifer Masutani's blog post One Community School Coordinator, 35 Community Partners, and 1,000 people at the 1st ever “Ready 4 School” Event!
Mar 19
Jennifer Masutani posted a blog post

One Community School Coordinator, 35 Community Partners, and 1,000 people at the 1st ever “Ready 4 School” Event!

By Alisha TorresTucked away in the farthest northern corner of New York, bordered by Canada and a nearby Native American Reservation, you will find the village of Massena. Massena is a town of wonders. From fighting to keep Alcoa alive and putting a priority on excellent education, Massena, and its people, has shown what is possible when you leverage a community and its resources.If you stop in at one of the schools, you may notice the slogan “Our Kids, Our School, Our Community,” emblazoned on…See More
Mar 18
Jane Coyle-Hart replied to Jennifer Masutani's discussion What do you want to know about chronic absence?
"Agreed. It's a long list of reasons why students chronically absent, but what suggestions does anyone have for making improvements? Our District has a "Strive for Less than 5" (days absent) Initiative and promote this through Teachers…"
Mar 7
Jane Coyle-Hart liked Jennifer Masutani's discussion What do you want to know about chronic absence?
Mar 7
Zaira Vicario-Begien replied to Jennifer Masutani's discussion What do you want to know about chronic absence?
"Transportation issues!  Also, districts that have very restrictive and specific guidelines in order to qualify for bussing. "
Feb 27
Jennifer Masutani replied to Andrew Zima's discussion Lead Agency Supports
"Hi Andrew! Here's a presentation the National Center for Community Schools did on the role of a lead agency a couple years ago. Hope this helps! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9eimfE8mmUHamxrem9MbUowbFU/view?usp=sharing ;"
Feb 14
Jennifer Masutani posted a blog post

Coordinator Spolight - Spohia Domeville

By: Xue Lin WangSophia Domeville wears many hats. She is a Community School Director, the School Operations Manager, and a Haitian American Abstract Expressionist. Domeville’s career at Belmont Runyon Community School has allowed her to channel her interests to create a platform to support student success through the Arts into one avenue.For the past three years,…See More
Feb 13

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Jennifer Masutani's Blog

The Journalistic Superpower in Amplifying Voices

Posted on June 17, 2019 at 8:30am 1 Comment

By Alisha Torres

Five years ago, Whitsitt Elementary School was categorized under priority status as one of the lowest performing schools in Tennessee. Fast forward to the present day, this school has experienced major growth under Principal Justin Uppinghouse’s leadership and turnaround team and ever since joining the Metro Nashville Public Schools District-led Community Achieves Initiative. Prevailing through all the community’s ups and downs lies Community…

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Changing the Status Quo with Skateboards and Wellness

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:49am 0 Comments



By Manasa Chilakala

San Francisco has long been an epicenter of revolutionary movements from being a catalyst for LGBTQ+ rights to the groundbreaking technology of Silicon Valley. In this bustling city is Sunny Zhang, an innovative and progressive educator who has been the Beacon Director at Aptos Beacon Community School in San Francisco since the…

Continue

Dismantling Rural School Stereotypes

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 10:00am 1 Comment

By Alisha Torres

Community schools across the nation are well known and growing in urban areas. While some may think that community schools are unsustainable in rural communities, there’s one coordinator who says they’ve got it all wrong. With a total of 930 residents in her community, representing King Elementary School with King Pride from the Gateway to Chippewa Forest in Deer River, Minnesota, and recipient of the Coalition’s 2018…

Continue

One Community School Coordinator, 35 Community Partners, and 1,000 people at the 1st ever “Ready 4 School” Event!

Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

By Alisha Torres

Tucked away in the farthest northern corner of New York, bordered by Canada and a nearby Native American Reservation, you will find the village of Massena. Massena is a town of wonders. From fighting to keep Alcoa alive and putting a priority on excellent education, Massena, and its people, has shown what is possible when you leverage a community and its resources.

If you stop in at one of the schools, you may notice the slogan “Our Kids, Our…

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