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New York State Announces Thirty Community School Grantees

New York State Education Department Announces Thirty Community School Grantees as part of Governor Cuomo's Community Schools Initiative. Read More >

Afterschool Alliance Releases Issue Brief on Computing and Engineering in Afterschool Programs

This week the Afterschool Alliance released an issue brief on “Computing and Engineering in Afterschool”. As you may recall, this was one of the themes for our Afterschool STEM Impact Awards competition that we conducted over the summer. The issue brief explores how afterschool programs are offering innovative hands-on computing and engineering education opportunities. It also highlights a winner of the Afterschool STEM Impact Award, Project GUTS in Santa Fe NM and a other exemplary programs. Read More >

ABC Community School Partnership partners with Pajarito Elementary Community School to extend Community Schools beyond Walls

The ABC Community School Partnership partners with Pajarito Elementary Community School to extend Community Schools beyond the walls. Read More >

Uncensored Article highlights Judy Center and Community Schools

Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness' Uncensored highlights Judy Centers and Community Schools as strategies for raising student achievement by supporting children and families. Read More >

Community Schools Gaining Traction under California's New Funding Formula

EdSource reports California's new funding formula is an opportunity for the growth of the community schools strategy across the state. Read More >

New Case Study Highlights Need for Greater Family-School Partnership from Birth-to-College

University of Chicago Education Institute and The Ounce of Prevention Fund (the Ounce) embarked on an effort to form a partnership whose vision is to build a model of public education for children and their families that begins at birth and creates success in school, college, and life. Here are case studies that highlight the need for greater family-school partnerships from Birth to College Read More >

Join American Federation of Teachers to Reclaim the Promise on Dec 9

On Dec. 9, in dozens of cities from coast to coast, parents, educators and more than 100 community groups are coming together for a National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. Read More >

Coalition Sends Letter Signed By 47 Organizations to Capitol Hill Urging ESEA Reauthorization

Coalition Sends Letter Signed By 47 Organizations to Capitol Hill Urging ESEA Reauthorization Read More >

NEW REPORT: The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities

The Coalition for Community Schools' recent report, The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities, captures the scope and nature of expanded learning opportunities in community school partnerships. The report includes a new ELO typology and state-of-the-art ELO practices that community schools are implementing. Read More >

Video: Student Voice about Community Schools in Los Angeles

This video is created by students in Youth Speak Program in Los Angeles Education Partnership's Community Schools. Read More >

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