This blueprint provides examples of how Community Schools effectively responded to the pandemic, highlighting “how” Community Schools operate through collaborative leadership, and offers recommendations for state and local educators, community leaders, and others on how to leverage Community Schools as a core strategy for communities to efficiently and effectively recover while transforming education and accelerating economic mobility.
During the course of the pandemic, we have all had to adjust in one form or another. Community school leaders across the country have done so in partnership with their school districts and community partners to support their children, families, and communities, especially those who are most vulnerable. This included ensuring access to food, health care, including from school-based health centers, childcare for essential employees, opportunities for young people to build social skills and continue learning in afterschool programs, and internet access for learning and employment. How has your school or district supported students and families during the pandemic and beyond, or how do you plan to use this Blueprint in your planning moving forward?
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