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To help serve its membership, the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) has fine-tuned its website (now housed at the University of South Carolina), and its initial newsletter (“PDS Partners”) recently expanded into a larger magazine (now produced at George Mason University).

In Spring 2007, NAPDS initiated School-University Partnerships, the first-ever blind-refereed journal dedicated exclusively to the work of Professional Development Schools.

PDS Partners has become a three issues per year publication; issues will arrive around January, May, and September. In addition to important news about the NAPDS and its conference, each issue will highlight PDS partnerships, projects, research, and “best practices” from around the United States (US) and beyond.

In the spirit of PDS, the magazine will concentrate on articles co-authored by P-12 and college/university representatives. Each issue will also attempt to share stories and reports of PDS efforts from across the regions of the US, and from suburban, urban, and rural settings.

If you are interested in publishing as co-authors, please contact Barbara Mallory.

You may visit the website to review past issues of the journal, as well as other PDS news.

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