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New Brief Names Community Schools as an Evidence-Based and Equity Focused School Improvement Strategy

Read the new brief by the National Education Policy Center and Learning Policy Institute briefing on why community schools can be a successful strategy for improving schools under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA.) does not send best message...should talk about CS as an evidence based equity focused school improvement strategy... Read More >

A New Mega-Study on Community Schools and an Award for NYC

New York City will receive an award Monday for its efforts to expand community schools, at the same time that a new study assessing the strategy is released. Read More >

Join us for the Community Schools Awards for Excellence Symposium

Learn about the grassroots to grasstops community schools movement from leaders in the field. Also, celebrate our Community Schools Awards for Excellence 2017 winners on June 5, 2017, at the National Press Club. Read More >

Community School Gains Attention

As the end of the school year nears, so does the first year of the community-school model at Knapp Elementary School. Read More >

Proposed Budget Cuts Pose a Huge Threat to Children Youth and Families

The Trump administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would have a devastating impact on the children, youth, families, and communities that the Coalition for Community Schools works to support every day. Read More >

Learn about the Power of Community Schools with Linda Darling-Hammond, President & CEO, of the Learning Policy Institute

Register today for the Community Schools Awards for Excellence Symposium at the National Press Club on June 5, 2017 and hear remarks from our keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of Learning Policy Institute (LPI). Read More >

Supporting Families with the Expansion of Community Schools

Bringing schools and communities together as partners to build a better future for students and families is common sense. Read More >

Nashville schools wins national recognition for community schools model Jason Gonzales

In total, Metro Nashville Public Schools received two awards from the Coalition for Community Schools, one for its model and an individual award for work done at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, Read More >

Metro Schools’ Community Achieves initiative and Pearl-Cohn High School receive national awards

Metro Schools’ Community Achieves initiative is receiving the Community Schools 2017 Award for Excellence, which goes to initiatives with joint efforts between schools and community stakeholders that have organized multiple community school sites with a strong commitment to scaling up across the community or school systems. Read More >

In Focus NYC: How Community Schools Help Students from Low-Income Families

Two former educators explain why the community schools model is so important to ensure students from low-income families can still thrive. Read More >

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