January 2017 Newsletter



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In This Issue

 Steering Comm NEW

The Coalition is happy to add new members to our Steering Committee which includes: Leah Austin, Southern Education Foundation; Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools CampaignSuzanne Kerbow, Polk Bros. Foundation; Sanjiv Rao, Ford Foundation; and Kyle Serrette, Center for Popular Democracy. View press release>



2016 marked an exciting year of growth, emerging state coalitions, supportive policy, stronger connections with health,  and the Coalition’s largest National Forum to date. As we enter  2017, the federal education landscape is uncertain, but we believe the momentum for community schools from the local and state levels will continue to grow as communities increasingly see that results-focused partnerships are critical to young people’s success. View Top 10 of 2016

Community Schools Research: What We Know and What We Need to Know


A new article from the, Review of Educational Research entitled, "Community Schools: What We Know and What We Need to Know, " examines the state of emerging community schools research and concludes that, "overall, the literature suggests that students benefit from community school activities" and makes recommendations for future research initiatives. 
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The deadline to apply for the 2017 Community Schools Awards for Excellence has been extended to January 19, 2017 at 11:59pm. Showcase the great work you and your partners are doing before the deadline! If you need further assistance please contact Jennifer Masutani at masutanij@iel.org.  Learn more >

Culture of Health Resources


Everyone deserves to live the healthiest life possible. Thanks to the support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Coalition is glad to highlight how community schools are making their schools and community healthier places for all. Below are this month's resources. 

Better Together: Community Schools and Equity


As the Coalition shines a light on equity, we continue to share resources and tools on racial, class, gender, and LGBTQ issues, as well as stories on what community schools are doing to support equity. Below are this month’s resources.

Opportunities and Resources

Courtesy of Schott Foundation 

Webinar: How to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Girls of Color  

Hosted by Schott Foundation for Public Education 

January 11, 2017. 2:00pm EST


 Courtesy of Business Insider
Courtesy of NPR.org

Webinar: Water Quality Crisis: Addressing the Environmental Hazards that Lurk in Schools and Impede Student Learning 

Hosted by National Association of State Boards of Education 

January 11, 2017, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST 

Learn more or Register

community engagement

National Family and Community Engagement Conference - Engaging Families Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices 

June 22-24, 2017

Hilton Union Square Hotel 333 O'Farrell Street, San  Francisco, CA94102  
Learn more or Register

Webinar: Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive Webinar

Hosted by: Coalition for Community Schools
StriveTogether and Communities in Schools National Office

View Webinar or Read Paper

Community Schools in the News

                                                                    More News

The Education Landscape Under a New Administration

Blogs, Articles, and Perspectives 



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