OPINION: Community schools promote equity: We need more of them

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“For those of us in the trenches of the community school movement, an increased federal focus on community schools couldn’t come at a better time.

City leaders and others are increasingly aware of the power of community schools as an equity strategy. And equity is needed now more than ever as schools face hardships exacerbated by the pandemic.

No wonder local calls for community schools are growing louder and more frequent. Community schools become hubs for students and communities. Often open evenings and over weekends and summers, they bring together families, students, teachers and local organizations to identify and provide health, social and out-of-school-time support.”

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