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March newsletter

March 2011
Vol. VIII No. 1

In This Issue:

Spotlight On: A Strategy To Invest In: CS Leaders Brief Federal Policymakers

Last month, the Coalition hosted two briefings to roll out a new report, Financing Community Schools: Leveraging Resources to Support Student Successshowcasing how three communities are utilizing the community school strategy as the vehicle to address their strained fiscal realities. The first briefing, held on Capitol Hill, was co-hosted with the offices of Senators Reed (D-RI) and Sanders (I-VT), along with Representatives Hoyer (D-MD) and Chu (D-CA). Community schools leaders briefed Congressional staffers, USDE staff, among others about how implementing community school strategy helps individual schools and local jurisdictions operate and use funding more effectively. They shared inspiring stories of how they were able to spend less by leveraging their communities’ resources to support students, educators, families, and the community. Read full report here.

 Feb. 17, 2011 USDOE Briefings

Coalition Update: Report to the Field


Research & Resources



Opportunities & Events


The Coalition for Community Schools believes that strong communities require strong schools and strong schools require strong communities. We envision a future in which schools are centers of thriving communities where everyone belongs, works together, and succeeds. The Coalition advances opportunities for the success of children, families and communities by promoting the development of more, and more effective, community schools. The Coalition for Community Schools is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC.
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