Community Conversation Planning Guide

Build a plan to gather nuanced, insightful data from community conversations.

Conversations with community stakeholders are one of the best ways to understand how various people experience school and the ways our education system can be improved. This guide will walk you through the process of hosting effective in-person and virtual community conversations, from defining objectives and roles to ensuring that all participants have an equal opportunity to share their thoughts and opinions.

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Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, stands in front of her students while introducing them to the captivating world of science

Imali Ariyarathne, seventh-grade teacher at Langston Hughes Academy, introduces her students to the captivating world of science.

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TNTP is the nation’s leading research, policy, and consulting organization dedicated to transforming America’s public education system, so that every generation thrives.

Today, we work side-by-side with educators, system leaders, and communities across 39 states and over 6,000 districts nationwide to reach ambitious goals for student success.

Yet the possibilities we imagine push far beyond the walls of school and the education field alone. We are catalyzing a movement across sectors to create multiple pathways for young people to achieve academic, economic, and social mobility.

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