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“Congressman Greg Landsman invited Dr. Cardona to Cincinnati to see these CLCs at work. A roundtable of community members and state and federal leaders discussed how this model could be adopted across the country and in other parts of Ohio.
‘From a state perspective, we are very much interested in how we can support and expand this work,’ said Dr. J. Christopher Woolard, Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Leaders say it is working, and so does third grader Alaina, who is part of the mentor program through Oyler.
‘I like to read with my mentor a lot,’ she said.
Dr. Cardona said federal funding for community schools has doubled, and he hopes that helps other districts provide these services.
‘There are so many things going on here that I would love to see across the country,’ Dr. Cardona said.