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Implications of Proposed FY18 Budget

President Trump's proposed budget for FY 2018 eliminates or severely cuts many programs that support youth, families, and communities. 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 >

Community School Advocates Work to Ensure State Policy Wins in 2017

As the community schools strategy continues to grow across the country, several states are working to make community schools an integral part of their communities. Many state legislatures are passing policies to strengthen their community school efforts. Read More >

New Publication from Chiefs for Change on ESSA and Evidence

New Publication from Chiefs for Change on ESSA and Evidence on how they recommend states use Titles I and II. Read More >

Testimony Regarding the FY2018 Education Expense Plan

United Federation of Teachers Vice President of Special Education Carmen Alvarez testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Education on the FY2018 education expense plan. During her testimony, she talks about protecting public schools, investing in community schools, and advocating for many different programs in New York. Read More >

New York Awards $78 Million to Support School Initiatives

New York State is directing more than $78 million towards programs meant to expand the role of schools in their student's lives. Community schools in the state could see an impact because of this. Read More >

Community School Model Bill Advances in Atlanta

Senate Bill 30 outlines a pilot program that would bring faith-based groups, businesses, and philanthropies together to provide food, tutoring and medical services to improve the educational environments of struggling schools. Read More >

Afterschool Programs Work

The evidence is clear: 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country help our students reach their full potential and improves student achievement. Read More >

Breakdowns by State of the Funding Schools Receive for Medicaid

Breakdowns by state of the funding schools receive for Medicaid. Read More >

Community schools formally added to Baltimore schools portfolio

The Baltimore city school board approved a policy on October 24, 2016 that will formally add "community schools" which for years have been providing intensive wraparound services to city students – to the district's portfolio. The policy, which advocates have championed for years, creates a definition of the model and a framework for how they should run in the city. The policy also codifies the formal application process to operate under the designation and sets up a citywide steering committee Read More >

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