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Brookings Center for Universal Education, National Center for Community Schools, CCS & IEL, and LPI

Community Schools Forward Task Force

With strategic and financial support from the Ballmer Group, four national partners – the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution, the Coalition for Community Schools (CCS), the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), and the National Center for Community Schools at Children’s Aid (NCCS) – are collaborating with practitioners, researchers, and leaders across the country to elevate areas of alignment and consensus across various community school approaches to further align, build, and scale community schools.

Multiple National Organizations

Letter to DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2022

Letter to Chairwoman DeLauro, Chairwoman Murray, Ranking Member Cole, and Ranking Member Blunt to encourage them to significantly increase funding for the Full-Service Community Schools Program (Title IV Part F of the Every Student Succeeds Act) to match President Biden’s 2022 budget request of $443 million. Community schools is a critical strategy to help schools and communities recover and stabilize from the ongoing effects of the pandemic, and an effective strategy of a whole-child approach to public education that is necessary now more than ever.

Coalition for Community Schools

Community School ROI

Return on Investment of a Community School Coordinator: A Case Study

Coalition for Community Schools

Community Schools: Supporting One Another As A Blueprint for the Future

This blueprint provides examples of how Community Schools effectively responded to the pandemic, highlighting “how” Community Schools operate through collaborative leadership, and offers recommendations for state and local educators, community leaders, and others on how to leverage Community Schools as a core strategy for communities to efficiently and effectively recover while transforming education and accelerating economic mobility.

U.S. House of Representatives

DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2022

The Committee on Appropriations submits the following report in explanation of the accompanying bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (except the Food and Drug Administration, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Indian Health Service), and Education, and the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Corporation for National and Community Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, National Council on Disability, National Labor Relations Board, National Mediation Board, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Railroad Retirement Board, and Social Security Administration for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.

U.S. Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Full-Service Community Schools & Related Strategies

This document includes “Frequently Asked Questions” intended to support state and local efforts in effectively using ARP ESSER funds to advance evidence-based full-service community schools and related approaches.

Martin J. Blank, Ira Harkavy , Jane Quinn, and Lisa R . Villarreal

PARTNER SHIPS FOR EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE: THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL STRATEGY

The American Rescue Plan Act offers school and community leaders an unprecedented opportunity to reinvigorate our public schools as engines of equity and democracy.

MASFEC

Massachusetts Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals

Version 2.0 A COMPANION DOCUMENT TO MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR PRACTITIONERS AND EDUCATORS

AFT

10 Ideas to Support a Renaissance in America’s Public Schools

Return, Recover and Reimagine: 10 Ideas to Support a Renaissance in America’s Public Schools (from Randi Weindgarten speech)