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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 >

Massachusetts State-wide School-Community Partnerships Meeting a Huge Success

More than 250 educators, community partners, higher education staff, and others from across Massachusetts gathered on November 21 for a full-day statewide event focused on growing and deepening school-community partnerships. The event was titled “Real Partnerships, Real Change: Improving Student Outcomes Through School-Community Partnerships.” Read More >

DC Leaders Encourage Mayor Gray to Expand Community Schools across the City

The District of Columbia’s Community Schools Advisory Committee submitted a report to Mayor Gray that recommended expanding community schools throughout the District of Columbia. Mayor Gray appointed the committee last year in accordance with the Community Schools Incentive Act of 2011. Read More >

Children's Aid Society Moving Community Schools Forward in New York City

Children’s Aid Society wins Investing in Innovation grants from the Department of Education and participates in New York’s Talking Transitions. Read More >

McPherson held up as Community School Example

A recent report by United way of the Bay Area and Partnership for Children and Youth highlights Napa's McPherson Elementary School as an example of a successful community school. Read More >

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