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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 >

Blog: Let’s Finish What We Started: The Case for Sustaining Community Schools in DC

This report was posted on May 9th, 2014 by Soumya Bhat and is filed under Blog: The District's Dime, Education at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. This is our continued effort to sustain funding for and scale community schools in Washington, DC. Read More >

New York Nonprofit Has Clear Vision for City's Underserved Students

A nonprofit that specializes in providing free eyesight services is set to launch two permanent clinics at schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn this fall. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the following report. Read More >

Still Separate, Still Unequal: Fulfill the Promise of Brown v. Board This May

To mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators, and community members are organizing actions across the country to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve. Join the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools for a National Week of Action May 13-17. Read More >

US Dept of Ed Releases FCE Capacity Building Framework at IEL Conference

U.S. Department of Education Unveils New Framework at National Family and Community Engagement Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio - April 2014 Read More >

New Resource: Healthy Readers Resource Guides

Growing Healthy Readers: Taking Action to Support the Health Determinants of Early School Success is a full series of resource guides for incorporating Children’s Health and Learning Priorities into action plans for improving school readiness, school attendance and summer learning. Read More >

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