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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 >

House Subcommittee funds federal after-school program

The Subcommittee of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved $1 billion for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the federal after-school program that serves 1.6 million children across the nation. Read More >

Philadelphia community schools awarded funding for health initiative

Pennsylvania Governer Tom Wolf awarded North Philadelphia community schools $1.5 million for a pilot health program seeking to improve health, attendance and academics at 4 elementary schools. Read More >

El Paso School District plans to expand community school initiative

The district has been partnering with non-profits organizations allowing them to provide resources within schools walls. This is currently happening in 4 schools, but Superintendent Juan Cabrera says they are looking to expand the initiative to the east side of the city. Read More >

Massena Central School Board approves creation of new community schools site coordinator position

The superintendent of Massena Central School District has announced the creation of a new position for community schools site coordinator, that will be a civil service position. Read More >

Community School Strategies are Embraced in the Los Angeles Unified School District

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted to encourage more schools to transform themselves into Community Schools. Endorsing Community Schooling is an innovative and “holistic” approach to student success by transforming schools into neighborhood hubs for children, families and civic partners. Read More >

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