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Whitsitt Elementary School Washers Boost Attendance – Partnership with Whirlpool

Early in the school year, Whitsitt had signed on as one of three community schools in Nashville to install washers and dryers for students in need of clean clothing. Read More >

Pittsburgh Public Schools Chief has Called Implementing “community schools” a Top Priority

Superintendent Anthony Hamlet has called implementing “community schools” in the district one of his top priorities, and it’s among the short-term goals the school board set for him. Read More >

Rochester Officials Support Full-Service Community Schools

City and school leaders gathered in Rochester to talk about the importance of full-service community schools. Read More >

Serving the Immigrant Population in a New Political Environment

According to Frederico Rios, Program Director of Elementary Schools Services at Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the new political environment has impacted the school climate negatively. The heightened concern of deportation and a large influx of Central American students has driven the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system to designate most of their Title III funds to provide for the social and emotional needs of their students. Read More >

Discussions move forward on new Virginia community school approach

Delegate Sam Rasoul introduced House Bill 2434 that would bring a community school approach into the classroom. The pilot program would be based on what needs are in the area. Read More >

Philadelphia Top Education Official Talks Community Schools

On January 30, 2017, Pennsylvania’s top education official came to tour Logan and see how the community-school model is working out. After a tour and a sit-down with Sanders-Thomas, other school personnel, and three bright Logan students, Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said he was wowed. Read More >

Adding Community Services Could Help Coalfields Schools, Del. Sam Rasoul

Rasoul, D-Roanoke, introduced a bill that would create an interagency task force of state and local entities to develop a pilot program for creating community schools, which are sometimes housed in older, vacated school buildings or on an otherwise flourishing school campus. Read More >

NEA president visits first Las Cruces community school

The president of the nation’s largest labor union was in Las Cruces Thursday for an assembly and ribbon-cutting at the city’s first community school. Read More >

The Institute for Educational Leadership Welcomes Johan Uvin as New President

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announces Dr. Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education, as the sixth president of the Institute for Educational Leadership. Read More >

Milwaukee's Community Schools Focus On Communication

In most cities across the country, so-called community schools are campuses that house services like health clinics and day care centers that can remove barriers to learning. It’s an approach that's credited for the jump in Cincinnati's high school graduation rate from 50 to 80 percent. Read More >

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