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Village Life: Hoop House Project Seeds Rebirth of Community Education at Pierce School

In Flint, MI, Pierce School is restarting their hoop house project. They plan to use this project to engage students and bring the community into the school. Read More >

Illinois State University: Community Partner Resources

Illinois State University has several resources that could be helpful to school districts and the community partners that work with them. Some of the resources highlighted are the Community School Standards, Whole-Child Framework, and ATF's "Is My School a Community School?" checklist. Read More >

Community Schools are Turnaround Models

Education Week's write-up focuses on the recent New York Times article, "Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These." This article also looks at the financial situation facing many schools. Read More >

Hamline Elementary Becomes a Full-Service Community School

St. Paul Monitor report looks at Hamline Elementary's journey to becoming a community school. Read More >

How Engaging the Community Can Ensure Successful Schools

Healthy Schools Campaign article focuses on our new framework and how it can help community schools around the country. Tonti Elementary in Chicago is listed as a good model for others to follow. Read More >

Daly City Teachers Unions and Districts Double Down on Community Schools

Melinda Dart, President of Jefferson Elementary Federation of Teachers, talks about her district's journey towards becoming a community school. Read More >

Action Alert: Reach out to your Senators and Congresspersons to Protect the Multiple programs that Support Community Schools

The proposed budget for FY 2018 eliminates or severely cuts many programs that support youth and families and community schools. Read More >

Austin School District Plan to Solve Racism Includes Grants for Community Schools

Austin wants to solve institutionalism racism by including grants for community schools that serve 95 percent of their attendance zone. Read More >

Trauma Webinar Drives a Record Number of Registrants

In late March, 400 people participated in the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) webinar on Family & Community Engagement - Addressing Childhood Trauma, an issue increasingly affecting schools and communities across the nation. Read More >

Community Schools 'Transform the Lives of Children and Families'

More and more public attention is being shined on Community Schools. Education Week highlighted several guests and comments from readers who responded to the question, "What happens in Community Schools—how do they work?" Read More >

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