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IEL Condemns White Supremacist Demonstrations in Charlottesville

The terrible occurrence of violence in Charlottesville is a painful reminder that hate, racism, and xenophobia still exist. 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 >

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 >

Chris Caruso on New York City's community school expansion

The executive director of New York City’s community schools program, Caruso is responsible for delivering on one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s core education promises: rapidly transforming hundreds of schools into community hubs with extra social services, additional learning time — and even washing machines. Read More >

Huffington Post: Creating more space for preventive care in schools

Children living in historically underserved communities, both in urban and rural areas, arrive to school with medical and behavioral needs that are often left unaddressed. Read More >

House Subcommittee funds federal after-school program

The Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved $1 billion for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the federal after-school program that serves 1.6 million children across the nation. Read More >

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