To meet the changing needs of small school districts, superintendents harness community school strategies

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“’If there’s one way to turn around a school, it’s a community school.’

-Anibal Soler, superintendent of Schenectady City School District 

Students from rural and small-town districts represent nearly a third of the nation’s public school enrollment. Forty-one percent of U.S. schools are located in these areas. The economic forces changing these districts offer school leaders the opportunity to rethink how schooling is done, and how to connect with families, mobilize partners, and address changing needs. Already, schools are often the hub of smaller communities. Now, they’re becoming more strategic. They’re becoming community schools.”  

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