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Progress of ESSA State Planning

During the Coalition’s recent Partners meeting on February 21 Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State Council Officers (CCSSO), shed insight on key opportunities and challenges for states as they head into ESSA implementation. Read More >

Buffalo Schools Call on Residents & City to Support Community Schools

The Buffalo Public School District is launching a city-wide campaign for Stronger Community Schools. More than 100,000 flyers will be mailed to city residents outlining community school locations and ways citizens can participate. Read More >

Community Schools: A Whole-Child Framework for School Improvement

The community schools framework puts students at the center, listening to their concerns and aspirations, and responding to their life circumstances.In this brief we have organized the major components of a community school into a framework. Read More >

Red Bank High School Imagines Future of Community School Program

After just three short months in operation, a unique Hamilton County community school program at Red Bank High School has a promising future. Read More >

Kenney wowed by South Philly High's New 'community school' reality

This is the way public schools should be,” said proud Mayor Jim Kenney, after touring South Philadelphia High School, one of the nine new designated community schools being funded by the soda tax. Read More >

Paterson School Partnerships Help Provide Counseling Services to 35 Syrian Refugees

Paterson School District is providing individual and group counseling services to almost three dozen Syrian refugee students; thanks to the utilization of partnerships with service providers that work in the districts full-service community schools and 21st community learning centers. Read More >

Vancouver Public Schools Mobilization of Resources Earns National Award

Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association. The award, one of three in the nation, recognizes the district’s mobile Family-Community Resource Center van. Read More >

The Coalition for Community Schools Announces March Community Schools Advocacy Month

The Coalition will be kicking off its first state and local advocacy month for community schools, through the month of March. Join the Coalition in asking our national, state and local partners to advocate for community schools through social media, meetings with legislators and school visits. Read More >

Philadelphia Community Schools are utilizing a stress index to alert them to hot spots of poverty

Philadelphia community schools are utilizing a new tool called a “stress index,” a digital city map displaying hotspots of poverty, drug crimes, access to healthy food, education levels, and the like. Read More >

How a Successful Hunger Strike is Leading to a National Movement for Better Education

The Journey for Justice Alliance launches a new national coalition for equitable public schools. Read More >

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