Now is the time for community schools for all

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“Community schools have been an effective school improvement strategy for over a century, implemented in both urban and rural areas across the country—yet many people have never heard of this dynamic approach to school design. Whole districts have invested in this model over the past several decades, from Oakland to New York City, from Duluth, Minnesota to Tulsa, Oklahoma. California recently approved $2.8 billion in the 2022 fiscal year budget for the implementation of community schools across the state. At the federal level, according to a recent Forbes article, the Biden administration proposes $443 million for the Full-Service Community Schools program in the 2022 fiscal year, a large increase from the current budget.”

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