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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 >

Video: Dr. Pedro Noguera (New York University) talks Community Schools

Dr. Pedro Noguera is a sociologist at New York University whose work focuses on the impact of demographics, and of social and economic conditions, on schools around the country. In this interview with Colorín Colorado, he discusses the influence of his parents, teachers, and librarians on his early education; the effects of poverty on school achievement; the ways that strong community schools can help support student success; and the importance of building relationships with ELLs and families. Read More >

New York City residents Advocate for Mayor de Blasio's 100 Community Schools Promise

Two recent articles highlight New York City residents ask for Mayor de Blasio to include community schools into next year’s budget Read More >

Tackling Wicked Problems Through Organizational Hybridity

Three Children’s Aid Society community schools—agreed to participate in a research project conducted by Sanjiv Rao as part of his doctoral studies at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. Dr. Rao offered a briefing on his study at the National Center for Community Schools on May 15, and also agreed to contribute this article to our May issue of Partnership Press. Read More >

Alice Ott Middle School, SUN Community School, wins MetLife Foundation - NASSP Breakthrough Schools

One of the 2014 awardees for National Association for Secondary School Principals’ Breakthrough Schools - an award recognizing high-poverty, high-achieving schools - is Alice Ott Middle School (a community school) in Portland, OR, in the SUN Schools Network. Read More >

New Report: Communities in Schools of the Nations Capital Show Improved Graduation Rates in DC

Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital recently released a new report on their impact on almost 2,000 students this year across 5 schools from elementary through high school. Read More >

Huff Blog: Reclaim the Promise of Brown v. Board

Linda Darling-Hammod, Stanford University, and Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers write a Huffington Post Blog supporting community schools to reclaim the promise of Brown v. Board. Read More >

St Louis Group Calls For 'Community Learning Centers'

On the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision Saturday, a small group rallied in front of City Hall to call on elected officials to improve St. Louis’ schools. Read More >

Using Data to Further a Community School Initiative in Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Public Schools’ (VPS) Family-Community Resource Centers (FCRCs) took the spotlight as a success story highlighted by the Data Quality Campaign, an advocacy group focused on the use of high-quality data to improve student achievement, and the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, a social-sector advisory organization. This is a guest blog post by Stephanie Lerner, project coordinator at the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning. Read More >

Will Having a Dentist at School Keep Disadvantaged Students on Track?

The Hechinger Report article by community school leader, Frank Mirabal: Will having a dentist at school keep disadvantaged students on track? Community schools try offering dental, health care and other services. Read More >

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