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Coloma Community Schools gets Grant for Video System

Coloma Community Schools will get to complete another maintenance project on the district's priority list, thanks to a grant from the Michigan State Police. The district announced Thursday that it was awarded $173,306 in grant funding from MSP to support school safety initiatives. Read More >

Harper Creek Snags Large Grant for Community Schools

Harper Creek Community Schools has been awarded a sizable grant to go towards school security. The Michigan State Police announced, Wednesday, that numerous schools and school districts will receive a total of $25 million in state grants to improve the safety and security of students, staff and school buildings through the purchase of technology and equipment. Read More >

Planned community schools aim to make social supports more accessible

The Lebanon School District and United Way of Lebanon County plan to create two community schools in the city this fall. Eighty percent of kids in Lebanon School District qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and the district's education attainment levels are low compared to other districts in the county and state. Read More >

Nearly $4 Million Investment Will Expand Student-Centered Learning

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Full-service' community schools get a deeper look at the Capitol

A bill in the Minnesota Senate now would put up $30 million over two years to expand full-service schools. A House bill would also put money toward community schools, along with funding school-linked mental health. House Democrats say they are working on another free-standing bill to fund the community-school model. Read More >

Community Schools Playbook Released Today

We are excited to share a new resource, the Community Schools Policy Playbook! Geared toward advocates and elected officials at the state and local levels. We encourage you to use the Playbook, send it to your networks, and share it with your elected officials to help them become community school champions. Read More >

Center for American Progress Releases new Report Building Community Schools

The community schools strategy rethinks public schools in order to provide children in low-income communities with a high-quality education. It centers public schools as hubs for communities and combines a rigorous, relevant educational program with extended learning opportunities, family and community engagement, and an infusion of social services. Read More >

Prince Georges County Public Schools Board Approves Community School Policy with Leadership from Board Member and Coalition Policy Director Mary Kingston Roche

Prince George’s County, MD, one of the 25 largest school districts in the country, on June 7 approved a policy promoting community schools for its 130,000 student school system. The policy is a culmination of a collaborative effort among Board members, the teacher union, community members, and the administration. Read More >

Philadelphia Community School Initiative adds two additional sites

An elementary school and high school will join the city initiative; providing many resources to the students including food, clothing, job connections, counseling, and adult education, among other things. Read More >

Tuscon Community School Initiative receives funding through grants

The Tuscon Community School Initiative will fund the program with Grants for the next three years and allow the addition of two community schools. Read More >

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