Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Article excerpt

Welcome to the supersized Fall/Winter 2015 issue! We begin with Gross, Haines, Hill, Francis, Blue-Banning, and Turnbull's analysis of community partnerships in inclusive schools, which show promising results for the development of more inclusive communities. Next, Apodaca, Gentling, Steinhaus, and Rosenberg study some of the correlations between parental involvement and the achievement of students in special education programs in middle school. Also focusing on middle school, Buehler, Fletcher, Johnston, and Weymouth examine the perceptions of students on their school environment and school experiences, with results differing for various subgroups.

The consultation described by Morrow, Hooker, and Cate provides not only best practices for integrating a bullying prevention program with existing school programs, but also insight into the potential role consultants can play in supporting the development of a healthy school community. Anderson, Blitz, and Saastamoinen look at another needed approach to building a more positive school community-professional development for support staff provided through a school-university partnership. …

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