ConneXions promotes the philosophy of Great Urban Schools that learning together builds strong communities in order to:

  • Produce high achieving students.
  • Construct education for social justice, access and equity.
  • Expand students’ life opportunities, available choices and community contributions.
  • Build on the extraordinary resources that urban communities provide for life-long learning.
  • Use the valuable knowledge and experience that children and their families bring to school learning.
  • Need individuals, family organizations and communities to work together to create future generations of possibility.
  • Practice scholarship by creating partnerships for action-based research and inquiry.
  • Shape their practices based on evidence of what results in successful learning of students.
  • Foster relationships based on care, respect and responsibility
  • Understand that people learn in different ways throughout their lives.
  • Respond with learning opportunities that work.

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