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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 >

On Milwaukee: North Division, Zablocki chosen to participate in community schools partnership

Clement J. Zablocki School, 1016 W. Oklahoma Ave., and North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St., are the two newest Milwaukee Public Schools to join the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP), which now has 10 schools. Read More >

The Record: School 2 unveils new Community Schools Wing

Students, parents, faculty, staff and dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the Wing, made possible through a $550,896 Community Schools Grant last fall. Read More >

New York Daily News: Community schools can make a difference for students and families

Attendance rates are up, and test scores and graduation rates are climbing on average for the 245 schools in the program. The city spent $195 million on the project in 2018 alone and nearly $700 million since the effort began. But educators at places like the Renaissance School of the Arts say it's worth it. 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 >

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