Coalition for Community Schools - Because Every Child Deserves Every Chance

Community Schools are "Smart Schools"

Describing what a community school initiative is and what it does is not always an easy task. The Coalition for Community Schools has developed a messaging framework to help these initiatives better illustrate its work.

Conventional school models, like outdated rotary phones, serve a primarily binary function - teachers teach and students learn. Like smart phones, community schools have a strategically-aligned network of programs, partnerships, and strategies that connect students, their families, and the community to needed to supports. Students receive real-world instruction to help them develop the problem-solving skills needed for the 21st Century. 

Within the "Smart Schools" phone graphic are icons of the 'apps' found in community schools - whether that's an early childhood education strategy or a school health program. We invite you to customize the phone graphic with the apps that fit your initiative.

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