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Troy voters approve $1.2 million school project

Residents of Troy City School District in New York approved a $1.2 million capital project to transform one of their elementary schools into a community school. The project will serve to provide emotional, social, and physical support for children and families in the neighborhood it serves. Read More >

Public school survey suggests Indegenous students face far more anxiety than peers

Survey results suggest Indigenous students face far more anxiety than peers. Staff responsible for teaching indigenous students are learning how to recognize the signs of anxiety, depression, and other mental challenges and seeking community resources that they can draw on to support their students. Read More >

Clarke Community School commits to trauma informed instruction

Clarke Community Schools took the initiative to participate in a program designed to help students and instructors called Trauma Informed Instruction. The program will dive deep into how trauma affects students and their ability to function the classroom. Read More >

Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence

Read the latest report by LPI and NEPC on why Community Schools are an Effective School Improvement Strategy. Read More >

Supporters say West Baltimore school is an important hub

The future of one Baltimore school is now in doubt.Teachers and families of Pinderhughes a community school, want the social services for students and families to continue. 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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