States Will California’s $4.1-Billion Bet on Community Schools Transform K-12 Education?
Community schools could vastly improve educational outcomes, but this high-cost experiment is no quick fix, experts say.
Federal Biden Administration Boosts Grants for Community Schools, Sharpens Funding Priorities
The Education Department will award $68 million through its Full-Service Community Schools program.
Student Well-Being States Aren't Meeting Students' Needs, Wide-Ranging Analysis Shows
The Education Trust analyzed state policies on school discipline, wraparound services, educator diversity, and community engagement.
Student Well-Being Nonprofit Serving Schools in Need Gets Surprise $133.5 Million Gift From MacKenzie Scott
The donation puts Communities in Schools on a path to expand wraparound health and social services to more Title I schools nationwide.
Federal Progressives Pressure Biden to Help Schools Address Student Homelessness
Some Democrats in Congress say federal officials must promote cooperation across agencies to help children and families in unstable housing.
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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.