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Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive(Reuben Jacobson, Steven McCullough, and Kimberlin Butler)          2.8 MB

12/01/16    The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools National Office, StriveTogether

The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools and StriveTogether - have been making measurable progress toward educational equity. Now we come together to say explicitly that we can achieve our shared goals more effectively if we align our assets and expertise across networks, across school districts, and across communities.

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Aligning Networks to Enable Every Student to Thrive

Community schools: A place-based approach to education and neighborhood change(Reuben Jacobson)           

11/18/16    The Brookings Institution

The institutions of a neighborhood are vital to its health and economic strength, and public schools are one of the most important shared institutions. They function not only as centers for providing education but also as hubs for communities to organize a range of supports and opportunities for children and their families.

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The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities(Reuben Jacobson, Shama S. Jamal, Linda Jacobson, Martin J. Blank)          2.8 MB

12/03/13    Coalition for Community Schools, Institute for Educational Leadership

This report captures the scope and nature of expanded learning opportunities in community school partnerships and to identify the state-of-the-art ELO practices that community schools are implementing.

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The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities

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
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