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Vol. IX Issue 13 March 2013

Coalition for Community Schools Newsletter

Vol. IX Issue No. 13 March 2013

In This Issue

  • Feature: Introducing a New Online Network for Community School Coordinators
  • More News: Statehouses Take Up Community Schools
  • Blog List
  • Research & Resources 
  • Events & Opportunities

Statehouses Take Up Community Schools Legislation

The 2013 legislative session has seen several state governments introduce, and in some cases, pass legislation that bolster the community school approach in their states.

It's a clear indication that the ground-level success of local community school initiatives has sprung an organic grassroots campaign to influence broader policy.

Here's a snapshot of state-wide community schools bills in Connecticut, New Mexico, and New York.

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Blog List

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Feature Story: Introducing a New Online Network for Community School Coordinators

The Coalition for Community Schools is excited to laun an online platform for all community school coordinators.

Do you work in a community school? Do you serve as a coordinator, manager, or liaison responsible for managing school-community partnerships? If yes, then you should be a member of the Community Schools Coordinator Network.


 Coordinators Network

The Network is a forum for Community School Coordinators to share ideas and experiences, ask questions and get answers from their peers, as well as have a centralized online location to find resources and tools for their schools and students. The Coalition has created this website, with the guidance of current community school coordinators, to serve as a froum exclusively for coordinators to fellowship and network with their peers across the country.

If you are a coordinator, click here to sign up and be part of this important network.




Research & Resources

Events & Opportunities

May 2-3, 2013 Scaling Up Community Schools Seminar - Palm Beach, FL - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

June 5-6, 2013 Community Schools Education Day - Awards for Excellence Ceremony - Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.  

April 9-11, 2014 The 2014 Community Schools National Forum - Cincinnati, OH  

The Coalition for Community Schools believes that strong communities require strong schools and strong schools require strong communities. We envision a future in which schools are centers of thriving communities where everyone belongs, works together, and succeeds. The Coalition advances opportunities for the success of children, families and communities by promoting the development of more and more effective, community schools. The Coalition for Community Schools is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.

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