|1. Partners share
their resources and expertise and work together to design neighborhood school
centers and make them work.
|2. Clear, mutually agreed-upon results drive the work of the
neighborhood school centers. Data help partners measure progress toward
results.† Agreements enable them to
hold each other accountable and move beyond turf battles.
school centers are organized to support environments of life-long learning.
Children, youth and adults are expected to learn at high standards and be
contributing members of their community.
school centers marshal the assets of the entire community ó including the
people who live and work there, local organizations and businesses, and the
|5.Neighborhood school centers know their communities. They
work to develop respect and a strong, positive identity for people of diverse
backgrounds and are committed to the welfare of the whole community.
|6.Building on the lessons of others, each neighborhood school
center defines its needs, identifies its assets and creates its own version
of a neighborhood school center.