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Community Schools Fact Sheet

Learn all about the basics of what a Community School is.

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Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy Handout

This Guide is helpful for anyone engaged in a place-based strategy including community schools, Promise Neighborhoods, Choice Neighborhoods, and other cradle-to-career efforts.

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Early Childhood Community School Linkages: Advancing a Theory of Change

As national attention increasingly focuses on the importance of children’s development in their early years, we have the responsibility—as community members, parents, educators, leaders, and policy makers—to do our part to ensure that young children have the opportunity to thrive. While there are a number of efforts in place to support young children and their families, many focus on one of two domains: either improving early childhood care or education or improving elementary education. Research suggests, however, that there is an essential third domain to attend to in our work to support young children: improving the quality and continuity of a child’s experience and her access to essential supports and services as she transitions from early childhood care or education into the elementary grades.

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Community Schools: A Whole-Child Framework for School Improvement

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) encourages us to educate the whole child—and the community schools’ strategy with its emphasis on deep stakeholder engagement—offers a framework to meet this challenge.