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Press Release: More Integrated Approaches to Students Success Seeing Results

A new report by ChildTrends concludes that there is growing evidence of effectiveness of integrated student supports (ISS), an important aspect of community schools. Read More >

IEL/Education Week Blog: Planning for Life After High School

Curtis Richards, director of the Center for Workforce Development at the Institute for Educational Leadership and V. Scott Solberg, associate dean for research at Boston University School of Education co-author an Education Week blog about the use of individualized learning plans (ILPs) to ensure all students are career-ready. Read More >

New Resource: CCS Partnership Community Schools Toolkit

The Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership released an online toolkit that aims to help local agency elected officials and staff understand, support and build community schools partnerships. The toolkit is filled with resources that offer strategies, examples of successful partnerships in urban, suburban and rural communities, lessons learned, and templates for different types of community schools partnerships. Read More >

Union, Faith Group Promote Community Schools Action Plan for Struggling Schools in Milwaukee, WI

Learning from both Cincinnati Community Learning Centers and Kent School Services Network in Grand Rapids, MI, teacher unions and faith-based groups promote the community schools strategy as an action plan for struggling schools in Milwaukee, WI. Read More >

SUN Community Schools Program to add 10 sites with permanent funding, says Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal

SUN Community Schools Program to add 10 sites with permanent funding, says Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal Read More >

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 >

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