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Community Schools Standards          1.8 MB


The Standards are designed to engage and support the community schools movement as a standards-driven, evidence-based strategy to promote equity and educational excellence for each and every child.

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Community Schools: A Whole-Child Framework for School Improvement           

03/08/17    Coalition for Community Schools

In this brief the Coaliton organized the major components of a community school into a comprehensive framework.The community schools framework puts students at the center, listening to their concerns and aspirations, and responding to their life circumstances.

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Community Schools Messaging            

03/01/17    Coalition for Community Schools

Student-centered learning is echoed throughout our new Community School Messaging which explicitly identifies a Community School as a public school, a hub of its neighborhood, uniting families, educators and community partners to provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and in life.

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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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