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School Networking

Charter schools have many exciting opportunities for cross-regional collaboration with neighboring charter schools, community-based organizations, and other business and educational partners. The pursuit of effective partnerships can strongly enhance the level of service provided to all children, particularly at-risk students.

Project Background

What is Project LINCS?

Project LINCS stands for Leveraging Innovation by Networking with Charter Schools

The main goal of Project LINCS is to share with the charter school community those methods that are most effective for developing a cross-region collaboration with neighboring charter schols, community-based organizations, and other business and educational partners, in order to enhance the level and effectiveness of service to at-risk students.

Key project objectives are:

  • To illustrate for other charter schools how securing and deploying resources, as a constorium, was instrumental and central to improved student outcomes
  • To share with the charter school community the ins and outs--including the things to do and the things to avoid--when forming a consortium for purposes of accomplishing a common goal
  • To demonstrate to others how at-risk students, identified as performing below grade level in one or more core academic areas, can be successfully served through a collaborative, region-wide effort
  • To share best practices with the widest possible audience
 

Michigan Department of Education