- Lobby state and local educational institutions for space to hold classes.- Seek private and federal grants for resources for capacity building.- Share curriculum, instructional materials, and pedagogical strategies for mutual benefit.- Hold professional development meetings, with the scholarly input of educational faculty in Penn State and other interested universities.- Collaborate in undertaking research on home/school connections, student needs, learning strategies, and instructional practices to enhance teaching.
Such schools may include teaching arrangements that are not formally established, and those that meet as part of religious institutions (in churches and temples) or in homes. In areas where no such arrangements exist, local community leaders or parents who intend to start schools can send their information. This network will help provide information and resources to start community-based schools in your area.
As a step towards this goal, GACAPAA's Schools That Teach committee is creating a directory of community leaders and schools that would form the membership of AAPLES. Please fill out the form to provide the requested information so that we can establish communication with you and obtain further information about your schools for this directory. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to follow up with GACAPAA commissioner Dr. Suresh Canagarajah at firstname.lastname@example.org.