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Violence at Baltimore murder victim’s vigil shakes attendees OpEd by Julia Baez

Julia K. Baez latest OpEd on violence in Baltimore, MD and her reaction to the death of a student in Grads2Careers program. Read More >

Nampa School District plans to increase number of community schools

Each community school acts as a hub of support for students, families and others in the community. If someone is in need of food, clothing or connections to other resources, they can go to these schools to get help. 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 >

Building Community Schools Systems

The community schools strategy rethinks public schools in order to provide children in low-income communities with a high-quality education. 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 >

Education Week: New IEL Leaders Johan Uvin and José Muñoz Pledge to Speak Up for the Disadvantaged

The Institute for Educational Leadership, the 53-year-old Washington-based organization that runs leadership-training programs, a community schools initiative, and other workforce development initiatives, has new leadership. Read More >

Elementary School Teachers and Students Can Benefit Greatly from the Teacher Advisor Tool

I remember my early days of teaching. I was committed to making sure all of my students would learn all the things required within the school program. I stayed up late every night trying to find ways to engage all of my students. Read More >

IEL Announces Karen Mapp as the New Board Chair and Welcomes Ana Tilton to the Board

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is pleased to announce appointment of its new Board Chair, Dr. Karen Mapp, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as the appointment of a new Board Director, Dr. Ana Tilton, Executive Director of Grantmakers for Education. Read More >

10 Communities Will Receive Up to $150,000 Each to Develop Plan to Improve Outcomes for Kids

The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools and Strive Together are launching the Students at the Center Challenge with the support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Ford Foundation. Read More >

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