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Testimony Regarding the FY2018 Education Expense Plan

United Federation of Teachers Vice President of Special Education Carmen Alvarez testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Education on the FY2018 education expense plan. During her testimony, she talks about protecting public schools, investing in community schools, and advocating for many different programs in New York. Read More >

New York Awards $78 Million to Support School Initiatives

New York State is directing more than $78 million towards programs meant to expand the role of schools in their student's lives. Community schools in the state could see an impact because of this. Read More >

Vancouver Community Schools Model will be Featured at National Conference

Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Center model will be featured at the Education Week 2017 Leaders to Learn From conference March 30 and 31 in Washington, D.C. Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley and Family-Community Resource Center Director Tamara Shoup will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning. Read More >

Partnering So Students Learn and Thrive - The Coalition Releases New Messaging and Framework

The Coalition for Community Schools is happy to announce the release of our new brief, Community Schools: A Whole Child Framework for School Improvement and the release of our refreshed Community Schools Messaging. Read More >

Now is the Time to Continue to Invest in our Young People

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) expresses deep concern about the impact President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget would have on the young people, families and communities supported by IEL’s work. Read More >

Afterschool does work

The evidence is clear: 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country help our students reach their full potential and improves student achievement. Read More >

Breakdowns by State of the Funding Schools Receive for Medicaid

Breakdowns by state of the funding schools receive for Medicaid. Read More >

Progress of ESSA State Planning

During the Coalition’s recent Partners meeting on February 21 Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State Council Officers (CCSSO), shed insight on key opportunities and challenges for states as they head into ESSA implementation. Read More >

Buffalo Schools Call on Residents & City to Support Community Schools

The Buffalo Public School District is launching a city-wide campaign for Stronger Community Schools. More than 100,000 flyers will be mailed to city residents outlining community school locations and ways citizens can participate. Read More >

Community Schools: A Whole-Child Framework for School Improvement

The community schools framework puts students at the center, listening to their concerns and aspirations, and responding to their life circumstances.In this brief we have organized the major components of a community school into a framework. Read More >

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