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Contact your Members of Congress to Protect Programs that Support Community Schools for FY 2018

By December 8, Congress will need to pass a final budget for FY 2018 until then we are operating under a Continuing Resolution which keeps programs level-funded until a final budget is passed. Read More >

Local Erie, PA Schools Receive $3.85M to Bolster Counseling Services

Last fall, Lilly announced plans to set aside $22 million for implementation grants for Hoosier schools seeking ways to improve their counseling programs, beginning with a planning grant. Leaders of several local schools applied and received planning grants. Read More >

Community School Model Takes Hold in Erie, PA

The community schools director at East, already is off to a head start. Since the Erie School District’s first day of classes on Aug. 28, she has helped bring, to East, a girls singing program, a girls empowerment program and a physical education session for all students. Read More >

Community Learning Centers Continue to Grow as New Director Comes on Board

Today, 19 elementary schools, six middle schools and one high school have Community Learning Centers that offer a variety of after-school programming and connections with community resources. Read More >

MMSD receives $500,000 from CUNA Mutual Group to expand community schools

The Madison Metropolitan School District announced Monday it received a $500,000 grant from CUNA Mutual Group to expand its community schools program. Read More >

The Coalition Supports Communities in Schools Houston

Yesterday the Houston School District reopened its doors to thousands of students who now struggle with the trauma to themselves, their families and their communities due to Hurricane Harvey. Read More >

Dissolving DACA Makes No Sense Economically and Socially

s an immigrant and proud citizen of the United States, I cannot be silent about the proposed ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More >

Community School Awardee Pearl-Cohn High School Uses Music to Heal Hate

In the week following the tragic events of Charlottesville, Metro Nashville Public Schools Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph emailed the staff with insights on leading with empathy. Read More >

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Larry C. Simmons a Community Schools Coordinator at Elev8 Baltimore, a division of Humanim, works in five schools by partnering with families, and the community to make sure that students in grades 3rd - 8th are ready to succeed in High School and Life. Read More >

Strong Collaborative Relationships for Strong Community Schools Brief by National Education Policy Center

Strong Collaborative Relationships for Strong Community Schools brief examines research on educational leadership and the importance—for school climate, student learning and relations—of strong collaborative relationships between community partners, teachers and school leaders. Read More >

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