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Students Perform Better at Community Schools According to a New Brief

The 26-page brief, “Community Schools: An Evidence-based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement,” found that schools that collaborate with nonprofits and government agencies to provide extra on-campus services in many cases showed increases in attendance, graduation rates and academic achievement, especially in math and reading. Read More >

New York City has Doubled Down on its Approach to High-Need Schools. A New Study says that Bet Could Pay Off

The report, from the Learning Policy Institute, looked at 125 studies on the impact of community schools and found that in many cases, the programs are correlated with improved student outcomes. Read More >

Education Week: Community Schools Are an Effective School Improvement Strategy, Brief Says

A survey of existing data suggests community schools could meet the standard of an "evidence-based" school improvement intervention under the Every Student Succeeds Act Read More >

Community Schools Awards for Excellence Wrap-Up

Evidence and inspiring stories of opportunity and support were highlighted in the bi-annual Community Schools Awards for Excellence Symposium on June 5, 2017 at the National Press Club. Read More >

New Brief Names Community Schools as an Evidence-Based and Equity Focused School Improvement Strategy

Read the new brief by the National Education Policy Center and Learning Policy Institute briefing on why community schools can be a successful strategy for improving schools under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA.) does not send best message...should talk about CS as an evidence based equity focused school improvement strategy... Read More >

A New Mega-Study on Community Schools and an Award for NYC

New York City will receive an award Monday for its efforts to expand community schools, at the same time that a new study assessing the strategy is released. Read More >

Join us for the Community Schools Awards for Excellence Symposium

Learn about the grassroots to grasstops community schools movement from leaders in the field. Also, celebrate our Community Schools Awards for Excellence 2017 winners on June 5, 2017, at the National Press Club. Read More >

Community School Gains Attention

As the end of the school year nears, so does the first year of the community-school model at Knapp Elementary School. Read More >

Proposed Budget Cuts Pose a Huge Threat to Children Youth and Families

The Trump administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would have a devastating impact on the children, youth, families, and communities that the Coalition for Community Schools works to support every day. Read More >

Learn about the Power of Community Schools with Linda Darling-Hammond, President & CEO, of the Learning Policy Institute

Register today for the Community Schools Awards for Excellence Symposium at the National Press Club on June 5, 2017 and hear remarks from our keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of Learning Policy Institute (LPI). Read More >

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