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The Role of Community Schools in Place-Based Initiatives(William Potapchuk)           

06/24/13    Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership PolicyLink West Coast Collaborative

Across the United States, there is tremendous excitement about strategies that weave together resources in a clearly defined “place” to collectively improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and communities. The paper explores the relationship and need for alignment between various place-based strategies within the same geographic areas. The paper demonstrates that community schools offer a powerful vision and strategy for what schools should look like in within place-based initiatives.

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools(Laura Martinez and Cheryl B. Hayes.)           

06/19/13    The Finance Project and The Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society in partnership with The Finance Project has released a new resource entitled, "Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools," a case study and companion guide designed to help educators and administrators across the country begin to measure and communicate the social and economic value of community schools.

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools(Laura Martinez and Cheryl B. Hayes)           

06/19/13    The Finance Project and The Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society in partnership with The Finance Project has released a new resource entitled, "Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools," a case study and companion guide designed to help educators and administrators across the country begin to measure and communicate the social and economic value of community schools.

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools

Community School Results 2013(Martin J. Blank, Reuben Jacobson)          145.1 KB

06/03/13    Coalition for Community schools

The findings in this document represent some of the evidence about how a diverse set of community school initiatives (each with their own name) are preparing students to learn, helping them succeed, and preparing them for future success.

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Community School Results 2013

Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit(Shital C. Shah, Katrina Brink, Rebecca London, Shelly Masur, and Gisel Quihuis)          2.0 MB

12/01/09    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership in collaboration with The John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University

This Evaluation Toolkit is intended to help with that data collection and analysis. It is driven by a results framework, and offers a step-by-step explanation of evaluation approach and a menu of data collection instruments. Additionally, examples from local evaluations are included. As always the Coalition invites your comments and feedback as we seek to develop tools that support the growth and development of community schools across the nation.

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Community Schools Research Brief, 2009 (Coalition for Community Schools)           

01/01/09    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

Community schools across the nation purposefully integrate academ­ic, health, and social services; youth and community development; and commu­nity engagement—drawing in school partners with resources to improve student and adult learning, strengthen families, and promote healthy communities. This research brief highlights results from various community school initiatives.

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Closing the Achievement Gap: School, Community, Family Connections          747.1 KB

01/01/08    The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This publication provides an in-depth look at Casey’s support of community schools, including selected results and lessons learned. It also includes stories about one California school district’s innovative parent engagement policy, the Harlem Children’s Zone Practitioners Institute, parent organizing in Texas and Denver, and the Foundation’s contributions to results measurement in the connections field.

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Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools          931.2 KB

05/01/03    Coalition for Community Schools

Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools, the newest Coalition report, examines the impact of 20 community school initiatives across the country. The report indicates overwhelming evidence that community schools do make the difference in improving student learning, promoting family engagement with students and schools; helping schools function more effectively and adding vitality to communities.

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Schools Designed with Community Participation(Henry Sanoff )           

    

This publication presents case studies of school buildings that were designed with community and user participation as an integral part of the school planning process. P.67.

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Community Use of Schools: Policy Issues            

    National Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities (NCEF)

Here you will find NCEF's resource list on policy issues concerning the community use of school buildings and grounds during and after school hours, including examples of joint use agreements.

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Revitalization by Design(Stephanie Davis )           

    

This manual is intended to be used by parents, teachers, school administrators, students, community organizations and residents as a guide to identifying, planning, implementing, and maintaining large- and small-scale school improvement projects. Available from the State of Maryland, Public School Construction Program at 410-767-0617.

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What if...(Steven Bingler )           

    

This publication addresses the need to counteract the current model of community sprawl by designing smarter schools and community growth strategies, and the changes in planning, policies, and practices needed to achieve these goals. Several actions are recommended. Read to find out more...

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Community Schools: Promoting Student Success - A Rationale and Results Framework(Coalition for Community Schools)          337.5 KB

    Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

The purpose of this document is twofold: First, to outline a rationale for the community school as a primary vehicle for increasing student success and strengthening families and community; and secondly, to define specific results that community schools seek—both in terms of how they function and in relationship to the well being of students, families and communities.

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