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Sun Prairie Community Schools receives grant that allows them to bring more resources into schools

The grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will allow them to increase afterschool academic, enrichment, and recreation opportunities for students and enrichment opportunities for adults in the community. Read More >

New York City initiative leader talks about the city's commitment to community schools

Chris Caruso is the executive director of New York City’s community schools program. In this article he discusses New York City's commitment and approach to implementing community schools. Read More >

Community schools provide a solution to the education reform divide

There is a better way to create real change in public education. The evidenced-based community school stragety demands that education and community leaders work together with students and their families, ensuring leaders at the grassroots and grasstops listen and learn from one another and struggle together for better results. Read More >

Community school framework allows a school that serves mostly homeless kids to match its district’s graduation rate

The students at Broome Street Charter Academy are some of New York City's neediest teens, facing many life situations that get in the way of classwork. However, last year 72.4 percent of students who arrived in 2012 as freshmen graduated on time, nearly matching the city's four-year graduation rate of 72.6 percent. This is largely due to the community school strategy Broome Street embraces. Read More >

Philadelphia community schools awarded funding for health initiative

Pennsylvania Governer Tom Wolf awarded North Philadelphia community schools $1.5 million for a pilot health program seeking to improve health, attendance and academics at 4 elementary schools. Read More >

El Paso School District plans to expand community school initiative

The district has been partnering with non-profits organizations allowing them to provide resources within schools walls. This is currently happening in 4 schools, but Superintendent Juan Cabrera says they are looking to expand the initiative to the east side of the city. Read More >

Philadelphia schools using a community school approach to improve behavioral health access

After considering input from community members Kensington and William Cramp Elementary School in North Philadelphia have placed their focus on three main issues involving behavioral health in the schools: removing the stigma of seeking help, bringing more resources into the schools, and connecting parents with services outside the schools. Read More >

Baltimore city schools are implementing behavioral health programs

Grants received by Baltimore City are allowing schools and the Health Department a chance to concentrate on behavioral health services in traumatized neighborhoods, benefiting 13 schools and over 4,600 students. Read More >

Massena Central School Board approves creation of new community schools site coordinator position

The superintendent of Massena Central School District has announced the creation of a new position for community schools site coordinator, that will be a civil service position. Read More >

Full-service community schooling is bringing the middle-class to David R. Lopez Community School at Edgemere

The transformation of a school at Edgemere was due to the efforts of dedicated educators and their embrace of full-service community schooling. Where they adopted holistic, science-based policies that are the opposite of the teach-to-the-test approach that previously undermined the school. Read More >

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