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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 >

Community Schools: The Basic and Radical Way to Address Child Poverty

Jan Resseger, one of our most articulate and passionate advocates for public education, reflects on community schools and the 2014 Community Schools National Forum. Read More >

Washington Post Blog by Brock Cohen: Why Community Schools are part of the Answer

Brock Cohen, a schools transformation coach at Los Angeles Education Partnership, attended the Community Schools 2014 National Forum in Cincinnati, Ohio. These are his reflections. Read More >

Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A NEW Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success

“Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success,” details how school board members can lead the way in securing a high quality education for each and every child in their district. This guide will be launched this week. Read More >

Opportunity to Learn Campaign Video: A Special Message to Grown Ups. Love, Kids (By Kid President)

Who will cure cancer? Who will solve the energy crisis or lead our country in the Oval Office? Every kid should have the chance! Early education, healthy foods and challenging, fun classes are just a few of the ingredients we need so all kids have an opportunity to learn and succeed. Join the Opportunity to Learn Campaign and help ensure every kid has the same chance. Read More >

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