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Washington Post: Americans Support Traditional Public Schools

Americans express support for traditional public schools in new poll, A majority of Americans polled also said they oppose programs that use public money for private and religious school education. Read More >

Interpersonal Skills, Wraparound Services, and Career Development are What Americans Want to See in Public Schools

The 49th report survey results show that Americans believe local public schools should be providing wraparound services, including mental health programs and after-school programs. Read More >

Education Week: Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Kids with Health Care Poll Says

Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said. Read More >

IEL Condemns White Supremacist Demonstrations in Charlottesville

The terrible occurrence of violence in Charlottesville is a painful reminder that hate, racism, and xenophobia still exist. Read More >

Philadelphia Community School Initiative adds two additional sites

An elementary school and high school will join the city initiative; providing many resources to the students including food, clothing, job connections, counseling, and adult education, among other things. Read More >

Tuscon Community School Initiative receives funding through grants

The Tuscon Community School Initiative will fund the program with Grants for the next three years and allow the addition of two community schools. Read More >

Sun Prairie Community Schools receives grant that allows them to bring more resources into schools

The grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will allow them to increase afterschool academic, enrichment, and recreation opportunities for students and enrichment opportunities for adults in the community. Read More >

New York City initiative leader talks about the city's commitment to community schools

Chris Caruso is the executive director of New York City’s community schools program. In this article he discusses New York City's commitment and approach to implementing community schools. Read More >

Community schools provide a solution to the education reform divide

There is a better way to create real change in public education. The evidenced-based community school stragety demands that education and community leaders work together with students and their families, ensuring leaders at the grassroots and grasstops listen and learn from one another and struggle together for better results. Read More >

Community school framework allows a school that serves mostly homeless kids to match its district’s graduation rate

The students at Broome Street Charter Academy are some of New York City's neediest teens, facing many life situations that get in the way of classwork. However, last year 72.4 percent of students who arrived in 2012 as freshmen graduated on time, nearly matching the city's four-year graduation rate of 72.6 percent. This is largely due to the community school strategy Broome Street embraces. Read More >

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