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2020 Rise Up For Equity National Summit May 27-29

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

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U.S. Department of Education: COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

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25 Iroquois Community School Students Inducted Into National Junior Honor Society

Last month, 25 students from Iroquois Community School in Des Plaines became members of the Paul W. Jung National Junior Honor Society chapter. According to the organization, students must display excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship in order to be inducted into the chapter. A minimum 3.6 GPA, volunteer experience and leadership experience are required to become eligible. Read More >

Telos Commits $25K to Expand Community Schools Initiative

Telos Corporation in Ashburn has donated $25,000 to help expand the Community School Initiative to all six Loudoun County Title 1 schools. The CSI program is spearheaded by 100WomenStrong in partnership with the Loudoun Education Foundation. Read More >

Nearly $4 Million Investment Will Expand Student-Centered Learning

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Community Schools Playbook Released Today

We are excited to share a new resource, the Community Schools Policy Playbook! Geared toward advocates and elected officials at the state and local levels. We encourage you to use the Playbook, send it to your networks, and share it with your elected officials to help them become community school champions. Read More >

Center for American Progress Releases new Report Building Community Schools

The community schools strategy rethinks public schools in order to provide children in low-income communities with a high-quality education. It centers public schools as hubs for communities and combines a rigorous, relevant educational program with extended learning opportunities, family and community engagement, and an infusion of social services. Read More >

Prince Georges County Public Schools Board Approves Community School Policy with Leadership from Board Member and Coalition Policy Director Mary Kingston Roche

Prince George’s County, MD, one of the 25 largest school districts in the country, on June 7 approved a policy promoting community schools for its 130,000 student school system. The policy is a culmination of a collaborative effort among Board members, the teacher union, community members, and the administration. Read More >

Philadelphia Community School Initiative adds two additional sites

An elementary school and high school will join the city initiative; providing many resources to the students including food, clothing, job connections, counseling, and adult education, among other things. Read More >

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