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United Way of Erie County Interview on Community Schools

United Way of Erie County Interview on how the community schools strategy yields results through partnerships. Read More >

Things Feel Different this School Year in Philly, Thanks to Community Schools

This year, the city has budgeted $3.75 million for Southern and the other community schools. The program looks different at every school; community schools are driven by what the neighborhood and the school need. Read More >

Testimony Regarding the FY2018 Education Expense Plan

United Federation of Teachers Vice President of Special Education Carmen Alvarez testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Education on the FY2018 education expense plan. During her testimony, she talks about protecting public schools, investing in community schools, and advocating for many different programs in New York. Read More >

Denfeld Plans to Use Community School Model

Denfeld High School is planning on becoming a community school. The community school model is the answer to addressing trauma and strong academic rigor at Denfeld High School Read More >

New York Awards $78 Million to Support School Initiatives

New York State is directing more than $78 million towards programs meant to expand the role of schools in their student's lives. Community schools in the state could see an impact because of this. Read More >

Vancouver Community Schools Model will be Featured at National Conference

Vancouver Public Schools’ Family-Community Resource Center model will be featured at the Education Week 2017 Leaders to Learn From conference March 30 and 31 in Washington, D.C. Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley and Family-Community Resource Center Director Tamara Shoup will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning. Read More >

Community School Model Bill Advances in Atlanta

Senate Bill 30 outlines a pilot program that would bring faith-based groups, businesses, and philanthropies together to provide food, tutoring and medical services to improve the educational environments of struggling schools. Read More >

Partnering So Students Learn and Thrive - The Coalition Releases New Messaging and Framework

The Coalition for Community Schools is happy to announce the release of our new brief, Community Schools: A Whole Child Framework for School Improvement and the release of our refreshed Community Schools Messaging. Read More >

Now is the Time to Continue to Invest in our Young People

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) expresses deep concern about the impact President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget would have on the young people, families and communities supported by IEL’s work. Read More >

Afterschool Programs Work

The evidence is clear: 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country help our students reach their full potential and improves student achievement. Read More >

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