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Family and Community Engagement Conference 2019

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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 >

The Community School Comes of Age

Island School is one of 247 “community schools” in New York. These are regular public schools, with a twist. They have longer days and longer school years: Island stays open 12 hours a day, six days a week, including spring and winter breaks as well as the summer. 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 Washington Informer: New Funding for DCPS includes Community Schools

Interim DPCS Chancellor Amanda Alexander has announced new funding and programming for students aligned with the strategic priorities outlined in A Capital Commitment 2017-22. New investments include grants to launch full-service community schools in Wards 7 and 8, a new Health Sciences Academy and a literacy program to support elementary school students. 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 Provide a Blueprint for Local Learning

Community schools are public schools that partner with families, students, local stakeholders and community organizations to provide the support all students need to succeed. Read More >

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