IDEAS: It’s time to transform public schools into community learning centers

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“Community Learning Centers like our program in Alexander Local (or Community Schools as they’re called in other states) are based on the belief that schools and communities are interdependent, and that by meeting the needs of the whole child and empowering families, public schools can be thriving neighborhood centers of educational, social and civic life.

In Ashtabula, our Community Learning Center effort began five years ago when Ashtabula Area City School District came together with Ashtabula County Community Action and other community partners committed to improving academic achievement, increasing enrollment, and stimulating greater family engagement in our district.”

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