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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 >

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 >

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