Counting on Community Schools in New York’s North Country

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“In the last 20 years, the movement to establish community schools has grown significantly. While community schools hark back to the idea of the one-room schoolhouse as the center of a rural community, many of the early community schools were established in urban settings.1 Today, rural areas like Massena, a town in St. Lawrence County in upstate New York—known as the North Country—are increasingly2 implementing the community school model to connect members of their geographically dispersed and isolated communities so that teachers, students, and families can thrive.”

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