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Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy

Flash Drive Table of Contents


We are glad to share this flash drive filled with important resources. You can use this document to identify resources and find electronic copies and web links where available. We would like to thank our partners at the American Federation of Teachers for sponsoring the flash drives.

Your CS Profile: We also encourage you to send profiles of your community school or community school system to us so we can add you to our website. You can find more information below.


Coalition Publications


Scaling Up Community Schools Guide

Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy (full document)

Scaling Up Brief Handout

Scaling Up Webinars 

Reports, Results, and Tools

Community Schools Results Brief 2011

Community Schools Research Brief 09

Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools

Community Schools: Promoting Student Success – A Rationale and Results Framework

2011 National Awards Booklet

Evaluation Toolkit

Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Success

Community Schools at the Center of Place-Based Initiatives (newsletter feature)

Raising Graduation and College Going Rates: Community High School Case Studies

Community Schools Across the Nation (2009)

Community and Family Engagement: Principals Share What Works

Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship

Growing Community Schools: The Role of Cross-Boundary Leadership




Community Schools Videos:

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Community Schools for All


Partner/External Publications


Surrounded by Support, American Educator, AFT

Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0 (NEA)

Right from the Start (AFT on Early Childhood)

Building Community Schools: A Guide for Action (Children’s Aid Society)

USDE Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

Center for American Progress CS Series

Achieving Results through Community School Partnerships (Blank, Melaville, Jacobson) (Video)

Lightening the Load: A Look at Four Ways that Community Schools Can Support Effective Teaching (Chang, Lawyer)

Breaking the Mold: Combining Community Schools with Expanded Learning Time to Help Educationally Disadvantaged Students (Owen)

Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools: (Castrechini, London)

The Rural Solution: How Community Schools Can Reinvigorate Rural Education (Williams)

Key Publications

Parsing the Achievement Gap (Barton)

Parsing the Achievement Gap II (Barton, Coley)

Facing the Hard Facts in Education Reform (Barton)

Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades (Chang, Romero)

Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap (Basch)


Community School Profiles

As part of the Coalition’s ongoing effort to track and profile community school initiatives around the country, we are requesting information on your community school initiative for a one-page profile that will live on the website on our Local Initiatives page and be used in informational materials.

These profiles will detail your initiative’s partnerships, services, history, leadership structure, and results/successes and look similar to these profiles on Cincinnati Community Learning Centers and Tukwila, Wash. 

Help us put together a profile on your community school by filling out a short questionnaire on your initiative!

Fill out the questionnaire by clicking here

If you have any questions or comments regarding developing an online profile, please contact Ryan Fox at or call 202-822-8405.

Institute for Educational Leadership Publications


Institute for Educational Leadership

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) – Description of IEL and Centers

Center for Leadership and Policy

Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

Center for Workforce Development (CWD)

CWD Overview – Overview of IEL’s Center for Workforce Development

Individualized Learning Plan How To Guide – This guide for schools, educators, and other professionals who assist youth with college and career readiness and transition planning includes career development activities and resources and strategies for implementing ILPs in schools.

High School Policy Brief - This brief calls attention to the need to implement policies and practices that will improve high school and post-school outcomes for all students, including those with diverse learning and support needs.

Learning Strategies for Youth with Learning Disabilities Brief - This InfoBrief identifies and explains selected classroom-based strategies that incorporate strategic learning to prepare students with disabilities to transition from secondary to postsecondary and workplace settings.

Universal Design for Learning Brief - This InfoBrief identifies and explains selected classroom-based strategies within the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) model that both general and special educators can use to engage students with disabilities.


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