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Study Confirms the Value of Cincinnati's Community Schools


A Cincinnati-based research firm confirmed what many community school advocates in the Queen City already have known – that students taking advantage of the resources in their community schools perform at a higher academic level than those who do not.
This pioneering research is one of the first in-depth studies completed on the Cincinnati Public Schools’ system of community schools (also known as community learning centers). It tracked individual student data with the individual supports that they received at their schools. The study has monitored community learning centers in Cincinnati since 2002 – mainly at the school-level.  It showed that students who took advantage of after-school tutoring increased their scores on state math tests at a higher percentage than those community school students that did not take advantage of tutoring services.
The study also examined data on other student supports, such as mentoring and college-preparedness programs. Thirty-one of Cincinnati’s 42 elementary schools have been established as community learning centers. Coordinators are located in each community learning center to help build and leverage partnerships to provide services for CLC students –which is the crux of every community school.

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