Brooklyn Center’s diverse schools have cut suspensions and absenteeism in half. What’s their secret?

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“Part of the secret to Brooklyn Center Community Schools’ ability to innovate, school officials say, is the district’s community school model.

The Brooklyn Center School District is the only district in Minnesota in which every school is a full-service community school. That means schools provide more than educational services to students: They offer health clinics and access to social services. Sometimes the schools pivot quickly as community needs change.”

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