Connecting Community in Rome, N.Y., and Beyond

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“This case study will focus on the community schools initiative launched in Rome, N.Y., and expanded regionally with support from the AFT Innovation Fund. The fund was created in 2009 to identify, nurture and bring to scale union- and educator-led innovations in public education. Since then, the Innovation Fund has made more than 80
investments across the country to support transformations in education—both large and small. The Innovation
Fund’s work is fundamental to AFT’s efforts in ensuring that each child has a powerful and purposeful public
education by promoting children’s well-being, supporting powerful learning, building teacher capacity and fostering
cultures of collaboration.”

Read the full case study here.

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