Long-Term Success in Community Schools: Evidence from New York City

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“Using data from the 2015-16 to 2018-19 school years in the largest community school program in the country, New York City Community Schools Initiative, the researchers found significant positive impacts of community schools on both student attendance and academic achievement. Specifically, the initiative led to an immediate reduction in chronic absenteeism of 5.6 percentage points, which persisted over the next three years, as well as 1 to 2 percentage point increases in overall attendance rates across all four years.”

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