Netter Center featured in Peabody Journal of Education

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that The Netter Center was highlighted in a thematically based issue of the Peabody Journal of Education on  "Higher Education's Role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement" edited by Robert F. Kronick, Jessica Nina Lester and D. Gavin Luter?

Ira Harkavy, C’70, GR’79, the Netter Center’s founding director, along with Rita Axelroth Hodges, the assistant director, and Joann Weeks, the associate director, collaborated with Matthew Hartley, an associate professor from Penn’s Graduate School of Education, to write the lead article on  “The Promise of University-Assisted Community Schools to Transform American Schooling: A Report From the Field, 1985-2012” that details the development of Penn’s partnerships with local schools and community organizations in West Philadelphia. It also outlines how Penn’s University-assisted community school approach has been successfully replicated nationally.

The Penn  article is available at: