April 2017 Newsletter



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The Coalition Releases New Standards, Framework, and Messaging for the Field

The Coalition released several new resources to advance the field. The Community Schools Standards, help schools more effectively develop and implement their plans, while the Whole-Child Framework Brief and refreshed community schools messaging help to drive student-centered learning. 


Community School Advocates Work to Ensure State Policy Wins in 2017 

As the community schools strategy continues to grow across the country, several states are working to make community schools an integral part of their communities. Many state legislatures are passing policies to strengthen their community school efforts.Read more 

PolicyLink is Advancing Promise Neighborhoods Strategy 

Today we talk to Coalition partner, Promise  

Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink who recently  

announced their efforts to advance the Promise  

Neighborhoods strategy by hosting two Master classes.   

Read more 

healthcultureHealthTrauma Webinar Drives a Record Number of Registrants   


In late March, 400 people participated in the 

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)

 webinar on Family & Community Engagement -

Addressing Childhood Trauma, an issue

 increasingly affecting schools and communities 

across the nation. Visit our Culture of Health Series to read more. 

betterEquityNew Report on What Makes a City a Sanctuary 



Wondering what makes a city a sanctuary? A new report from 

Mijente provides practical steps any city can take to 

protect all residents from criminalization and deportation.

 Visit Equity Resources 

to download a copy of the report. 



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New Community School Site Standards  

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Putting Students at the Center!
New Community Schools Framework


Learn more or View Framework 

raising places

What you Need to Know When 
Talking about Community Schools 


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Public Choice 

America Needs Public School Choice, Not Private School Vouchers   

View Report 

 AFT checklistpart2

Is My School a Community School?
A Checklist for
Teachers and Staff


View Checklist


 Webinar: The Role of Mayors and City Leaders to Ensure Kids are Healthy 

April 19, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST 


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Twitter Chat - Trauma Informed Care  

Save the Date - April 19, 2017
 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Learn more

Courtesy of Business Insider

Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices 


June 22-24, 2017 in San Francisco, CA 

Learn more or Register


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