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Ellen DeGeneres surprises McAuliffe, a Community School in the Tulsa Area Community School Initiative

Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) surprises McAuliffe Elementary, a community school in the Tulsa Area Community School Initiative, with a bookmobile van, each student a $25 Target gift card (700 students), and $25,000 for online book ordering at a reduced price. Thank you to Ashley Kirby Thomas, Principal Rita Martin, and Community School Coordinator Emma Thadani for all their hard work! Watch the video here! Read More >

Report says Pittsburgh Schools should be the Heart of the Community

Great Public Schools-Pittsburgh released its vision for Pittsburgh Public Schools as centers of the community (community schools). Read More >

Free Webinar: Attendance Works and Superintendent speak about Driving Chronic Absence with Data

Free webinar resource about the use of data to address chronic absence. March 11, 2014 | 1-2:15 p.m (Eastern) 10-11:15 a.m. (Pacific) Read More >

New Video highlights Baltimore Community School, The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

New Video highlights Community School, The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, in Baltimore, MD. Read More >

Oakland Community School is a Model for 9 Hour School Day

Elmhurst Community Prep is a community school with an expanded school day program in East Oakland. Read More >

Mayor Bill De Blasio Focuses on Community Schools in New York City

Post written on the Whole Child Blog by Martin J. Blank, Director and President, Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership; and Shama S. Jamal, National Policy Emerson Fellow, Coalition for Community Schools Read More >

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Schools Promise Begins to Take Shape

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Other Education Promise Begins to Take Shape: Community schools to bring education and noneducation services to the public. New York Mayor recently announced Richard Buery, chief executive officer of the Children’s Aid Society and long-term advocate for community schools, as the deputy mayor for strategic policy initiatives. Read More >

New Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

When schools struggle, it is often because they lack the resources to meet the needs of their students. Yet rather than invest in these schools, policymakers have increasingly turned to mass closures as a solution. There are better ways to support our schools and our children: Community Schools! Read More >

Community school a “no-brainer” at Curtis HS in Staten Island

Community school a “no-brainer” at Curtis HS in Staten Island, one of the UFT’s six pilot Community Learning Schools starting in the 2012–13 school year. Read More >

Elev8: Lifting Students, Families and Communities – A Model of Success

A new report, "Elev8: Lifting Students, Families and Communities – A Model of Success" details the Elev8 initiative – its creation, implementation and results, through data, stories, and photos. Review the newly released report and a video that complements the report. Read More >

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