Rural schools are already the hub: How a community schools approach can capitalize on this strength

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“How can we capitalize on the energy of our unique rural places? One way is to consider adopting a community school approach. When implemented well, this evidence-based approach can help ensure student academic success and well-being, as well as family and community engagement and development.

Community schools use established partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations to provide well-rounded educational opportunities to meet the academic needs and the social, emotional, physical, and mental health needs of students. They are not a new idea.”

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