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Rep. Honda and Weingarten – Improving Education, Changes Needed Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Representative Michael Honda (D – Calif.) and American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten team up in this congressional blog in response to the Vergara trial verdict that was recently released. Recognizing the out of school barriers of many of the country’s students, Rep. Honda and Weingarten shed light on other areas that need to be addressed to “truly transform the nation's education system.” Read More >

DC Community Schools Initiative Sustained in FY 2015 Budget

The District had to decide if it should continue its support for Community Schools past the first year – and we are excited that the approved budget now includes $1 million to do just that! “Not only is this a win for the Community Schools grantees that have already laid the groundwork for their sites, but also for DC children and families who want to invest in their neighborhoods.” Read More >

Knoxville Expands Its Community Schools Initiative

The Knox County Schools and the Great Schools Partnership have announced its community schools initiative is expanding to include South Knoxville Elementary School beginning in the 2014-15 school year. There is a lot of excitement around revitalizing the neighborhood and we look forward to seeing even more growth in the future. Read More >

Press Release: CORE Act Seeks to Bridge Student Achievement Gap, Expand Access to Resources for Learning

Coalition for Community Schools endorses the CORE Act that recognizes core resources and student supports as vital components for equity. The press release highlights our key partners and our collective support for the CORE Act. Read More >

De Blasio Administration Announces $52 Million Investment to Launch Community Schools

New York City Mayor De Blasio's administration announces $52 million investment to launch the development of 40 innovative Community Schools that will match comprehensive social services and learning programs with 40 high-need public schools across the city. Read More >

Pittsburgh Community Schools Offer Alternative to Closing Schools

At a time when most of the news coming out of the Pittsburgh Public Schools involves cutting services and closing schools, one coalition is pushing to expand district services, and keep schools open. Read an article by Pittsburgh City Paper reporter Rebecca Nuttall. Read More >

NBC Nightly News Reporter Chelsea Clinton reports on a Community School in New Mexico

NBC Nightly News Reporter Chelsea Clinton follows up on a Community School in New Mexico. This elementary school dishes out a weekly tutoring session that’s aimed at satiating a hunger for education and food, involving both the students and their families. Read More >

Education and Urban Society Article on Community Schools by John H. W. Houser

This study examines one of the primary components of community schools, school and community-sponsored extracurricular programming, and its relationship to academic achievement. The study was performed at an urban community school serving Grades 7 through 12. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that both school- and community-sponsored program participation were significant predictors of academic achievement. Read More >

New Collaborative Launched to Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children, Families, and Communities

The National Results and Equity Collaborative is creating a national network to align results-based technical assistance, effective strategies and solutions across multiple national and local initiatives in an effort to help more low-income and minority children and youth succeed in school and life. The Coalition for Community Schools is one of the founding national and local partners who work on a range of programs and initiatives that raise up a results-based process and the need for equity. Read More >

Principal Turning Brooklyn School into Community School

Principal Fred Tudda has made it possible for Public School 188 in Coney Island to offer eye exams, GED programs and healthy foods. A health clinic is also on the way. His efforts have earned him a nomination for the Daily News Hometown Hero in Education award. This New York Daily News captures it all. Read More >

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