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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 >

Oh the Places You'll Go at the Forum

Being new to the community school movement, I was unsure of what to expect, much less what to bring back and share with my partners in crime, back in Houston. Read More >

10 Communities Awarded Up to $1.5 Million in Funding to Expand Student-Centered Learning Initiatives

The Together for Students initiative, created by three national, education-focused nonprofit organizations - the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether - today recognized 10 communities for plans bringing key community members together to support the needs of local students. Read More >

Civil Rights Activist Roscoe Jones Sr. Passes the Torch to Community Schools Youth

Civil Rights Activist Roscoe Jones Sr. moved some audience members to tears as he recounted his experience on the morning of June 21, 1964, when he was just 17 years old. Mr. Jones agreed to go to Philadelphia with Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, the Mississippi civil rights workers' but due to a scheduling conflict he could not make it. All three activist were found dead and their story was told in the 1988 Mississippi Burning movie. Roscoe Jones seemingly missed death. Read More >

The Coalition for Community Schools Announces the 2018 Leadership Award Winners

The Coalition for Community Schools, an initiative of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), is proud to present 10 leadership awards to community school leaders who have made explicit that only by working together and focusing on equity will all children learn and thrive. Read More >

Congress stands up for children and families in 2018 budget

After a series of short-term budget deals to keep the federal government open, Congress passed a final spending bill for Fiscal Year 2018 on March 23 that increases funding for several programs supporting children and families. Read More >

March for Our Lives highlights the voices of youth impacted by gun violence

The survivors of Stoneman Douglas High School along with students from across the country emphasized that victims of mass shootings are not the only victims of gun violence. The Parkland students shared their platform with students of other backgrounds who stand in unity against gun violence but haven’t had such a platform to advocate. Read More >

Town Hall East Connects with Community School

Town Hall East, a neighborhood organization in East Knoxville, created a Schools Committee so that the organization could be more involved with its local community school. Read More >

Mobile Dentist Brings Dental Hygiene to North Attleboro Schools

Smile Massachusetts, a mobile dental office, visited the Community School in North Attleboro offering free or low-cost dental cleanings, x-rays and minor procedures to the elementary school students. 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 >

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