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1.5 Million DC Community Schools Incentive Initiative Grant: Deadline Sept. 4

1.5 Million DC Community Schools Incentive Initiative Grant is available for those ready to implement or scale up their community school. Read More >

A South Bronx community school serves 45,000 people living within 8 square blocks of one another

In the heart of the South Bronx, a community school where 45,000 people live within 8 square blocks of one another, an essential staple of life is in short supply—healthy, accessible. Against all odds one community school is making a difference. Read More >

Improving School Food with Parents and Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools and Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) have been working together for more than a decade to transform the district’s school meal program. Parent voices have always been key to this work. 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 >

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 >

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 >

Ypsilanti Community Schools hosts "Girl Magic" event to empower middle-school girls

Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) hosted a daylong self-empowerment event this week to teach middle-school girls about inner and outer beauty, wellness, girl power, and more. Read More >

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