Collaboration that helps more students succeed needs to be a fundamental principle in public education. One of our central principles is that like colleges and universities, districts & charter public schools can both compete and collaborate. There are many examples around the country of districts cooperating. There also are examples of district charter collaboration. In this area, we want to discuss, frankly and openly, examples and details of collaboration, what encourages and what discourages collaboration, and other topics that are focused on two broader, central questions - how can we most effectively work with and learn from students and families? What can collaboration contribute to this overall goal? As in the other Discussion Rooms, if you want to offer your thoughts on a topic under discussion, just add your comments to the POST. If you wish to add a new topic within this Discussion select: Create New Post.