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Health Comes First in North Philadelphia Schools

Gov. Tom Wolf is allocating 1.5 million to North Philadelphia schools for a health initiative that will connect the schools to local children’s health services. Read More >

Huffington Post: Community Schools - The Solution to Education Reform Design

The Trump Administration’s education agenda endangers our public schools. Proposed budget cuts and investments in vouchers would harm communities’ capacity to educate our children and youth. 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 >

How one school relies on restorative justice to improve school climate

A Minneapolis High School shifts away from traditional discipline strategies and has implemented restorative justice, mindfulness, and relationship building practices to improve school climate. Read More >

Community School Strategies are Embraced in the Los Angeles Unified School District

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted to encourage more schools to transform themselves into Community Schools. Endorsing Community Schooling is an innovative and “holistic” approach to student success by transforming schools into neighborhood hubs for children, families and civic partners. Read More >

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