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Lehigh Valley United Way Accelerates Community Schools Expansion for Students in Need

The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is ramping up its community schools efforts in the region's neediest schools. Read More >

Lessons From High-Achieving Low-Income Schools

This story features Jose Navarro, the principal of the teacher-led community school, Social Justice Humanitas, in Los Angeles. Read More >

A ‘Wraparound’ System of Care for Schools

A ‘Wraparound’ System of Care for Schools by Jonathan Walters. Several school systems are implementing so-called wraparound programs in an effort to help troubled kids, families and communities. Read More >

SXSW Education Conference Community Schools Panel with Randi Weingarten

Excerpt from the SXSW Education Conference Community Schools Panel with Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers. Read More >

Huffington Post: Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

President Obama's announcement of a signature initiative to help young men of color succeed will bring national focus to the many deep inequities they face systemically and on a daily basis. One of the strategies the President highlighted is the "Becoming A Man" (B.A.M.) initiative run by Youth Guidance in Chicago, a part of the Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative and one of our partners in the Coalition for Community Schools. Read More >

Press Release: More Integrated Approaches to Students Success Seeing Results

A new report by ChildTrends concludes that there is growing evidence of effectiveness of integrated student supports (ISS), an important aspect of community schools. Read More >

IEL/Education Week Blog: Planning for Life After High School

Curtis Richards, director of the Center for Workforce Development at the Institute for Educational Leadership and V. Scott Solberg, associate dean for research at Boston University School of Education co-author an Education Week blog about the use of individualized learning plans (ILPs) to ensure all students are career-ready. Read More >

New Resource: CCS Partnership Community Schools Toolkit

The Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership released an online toolkit that aims to help local agency elected officials and staff understand, support and build community schools partnerships. The toolkit is filled with resources that offer strategies, examples of successful partnerships in urban, suburban and rural communities, lessons learned, and templates for different types of community schools partnerships. Read More >

Union, Faith Group Promote Community Schools Action Plan for Struggling Schools in Milwaukee, WI

Learning from both Cincinnati Community Learning Centers and Kent School Services Network in Grand Rapids, MI, teacher unions and faith-based groups promote the community schools strategy as an action plan for struggling schools in Milwaukee, WI. Read More >

SUN Community Schools Program to add 10 sites with permanent funding, says Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal

SUN Community Schools Program to add 10 sites with permanent funding, says Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal Read More >

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