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How do we move beyond alerts to truly collaborative, holistic, and equitable student support? Join leaders from Hayward Unified School District for a conversation about operationalizing tiered support for over 20,000 students. Learn how the
Education A Massive Rollout of 'Community Schools' Shows Signs of Paying Off, Report Finds
New York City's efforts to transform schools into full-service hubs for their community is translating to better graduation and attendance rates, according to an evaluation from RAND.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Partnership for Equity: Learning from Oakland's Full Service Community Schools
A longitudinal, multi-methods research project examines early outcomes and ongoing implementation of one school district's efforts towards becoming the nation's first full service community schools district.
School Climate & Safety Opinion Building Collaborative Learning Environments in an Inquiry-Based Community School
Lyel Resner interviews the founders of Compass Charter School, a progressive community school in Brooklyn, about strategies and challenges of building a true community school, elevating empathy in the school model, and what leaves them hopeful when children engage in inquiry and connect across their differences.
Student Well-Being As Schools Tackle Poverty, Attendance Goes Up, But Academic Gains Are Tepid
Flooding impoverished schools with health and social services is not new, but these so-called "community schools" initiatives are gaining steam in places like New York City. But is it an effective strategy for improving long struggling schools?
Equity & Diversity Community Schools Are an Effective School Improvement Strategy, Brief Says
Done well, community schools can be an effective school improvement strategy, a new research brief says.
School & District Management Video How Community Schools Can Cultivate Hope, Opportunity, and Agency (Discussion)
Education Week's 2017 Leaders To Learn From featured a discussion with Vancouver, Wash., School Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley, and Director of Family and Community Engagement Tamara Shoup. They sat down with Education Week's Evie Blad to discuss the district's community schools. Community schools are a strategy to unite and mobilize families, schools, and communities in educating the next generation. By leveraging an array of expertise and services, community schools can reduce barriers to learning, improve student outcomes, and build strong school and neighborhood assets.
Education Opinion Response: Community Schools 'Transform the Lives of Children and Families'
Mark Gaither, Dr. JoAnne Ferrara, Katrina Kickbush, and Mavis G. Sanders share their thoughts on Community Schools, and readers who are leaders of Community Schools around the United States also contribute their experiences.
Education Opinion Community Schools Offer Hope to Disadvantaged Students
By offering wraparound services, community schools have the potential to change the lives of disadvantaged students.
School & District Management Are Community Schools Part of the Answer to Chronic Absenteeism?
A new report finds that students attending longstanding community schools tend to have better attendance than students attending more typical schools—but only at the elementary and middle school levels.
Families & the Community ESSA May Offer Megaphone for Parent, Community Voices
Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.