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NEA president visits first Las Cruces community school

The president of the nation’s largest labor union was in Las Cruces Thursday for an assembly and ribbon-cutting at the city’s first community school. Read More >

The Institute for Educational Leadership Welcomes Johan Uvin as New President

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announces Dr. Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education, as the sixth president of the Institute for Educational Leadership. Read More >

Milwaukee's Community Schools Focus On Communication

In most cities across the country, so-called community schools are campuses that house services like health clinics and day care centers that can remove barriers to learning. It’s an approach that's credited for the jump in Cincinnati's high school graduation rate from 50 to 80 percent. Read More >

Five Community Schools Directors Announced

The new directors are all women, with the four other than Byrd - Tami Krzeszewski-Conway, 30; Sonia Rios, 40; Meghan Easter, 32, and Jamilia Gates, 31 - being Erie natives. The new hires emerged out of a pool of about 200 candidates, said Daria Devlin, coordinator of grants and community relations for the district. Read More >

Community Schools Top Ten 2016

The Coalition's top 10 achievements from 2016 showcase the amazing growth and momentum around the community schools movement. Read More >

Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive

The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether - have been making measurable progress toward educational equity. Now we come together to say explicitly that we can achieve our shared goals more effectively if we align our assets and expertise across networks, across school districts, and across communities. Read More >

Beyond Involvement and Engagement: The Role of the Family in School–Community Partnerships

Research indicates that partnerships between schools and neighborhood communities support student learning, improve schools, and strengthen families and neighborhoods. These partnerships expand the traditional educational mission of the school to include health and social services for children and their families and to involve the broader community. Read More >

Cherryland Elementary - Hayward, California: Helping Children and Staff Cope with Trauma Through Partnerships

As the bus approached Cherryland Elementary School, members of the Community Schools Leadership Network were greeted by a swarm of staff members wearing red and white cougar hats and jackets. Students waved enthusiastically, excited to see the new faces. Read More >

Oakland High School Community School Partnerships Create a Culture of Health

The Tibetan Singing Bowl calmed the group from the Community Schools Leadership Network Retreat, who selected to take the Oakland High School (OHS) site visit on October 24, 2016. The meditation leader, Senior, Terrilyn Williams, successfully used the mindfulness practice to calm the CSLN visitors. The meditation exercise is routinely used at OHS Public Health Academy as a stress reduction technique. Read More >

Community schools: A place-based approach to education and neighborhood change

The institutions of a neighborhood are vital to its health and economic strength, and public schools are one of the most important shared institutions. They function not only as centers for providing education but also as hubs for communities to organize a range of supports and opportunities for children and their families. Read More >

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