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ERIC Number: ED610897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jan-12
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Community Schools the New Mexico Way
Oakes, Jeannie; Espinoza, Daniel
Learning Policy Institute
For more than a year, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) conducted research in New Mexico, including interviews, site visits, document review, and new analyses of data provided by the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). The purpose of the study was to provide New Mexico leaders a research perspective on the challenges facing education and identify evidence-based ways that state policy can address them. This report is part of a series for helping New Mexico leaders focus on both short-term and long-term improvement as the state recovers from the COVID-19 setbacks. This report focuses on community schools as an evidence-based approach that can help the state improve the educational success of New Mexico children growing up in poverty, even as the state recovers from the COVID-19 crisis. A community schools approach involves schools partnering with the local community to provide high-quality teaching and learning and additional resources and supports to help mitigate the barriers to school success that poverty erects. This report lays out the state's clear need for a community schools approach, provides the evidence base for its effectiveness, and describes the state's first steps in this direction. The report concludes with specific recommendations for accelerating progress toward making community schools available to students from low-income families at scale across the state. [For the main report, "Improving Education the New Mexico Way: An Evidence-Based Approach," see ED610898. For "Improving Education the New Mexico Way: Summary Report," see ED610899. For "Building a System of College and Career Pathways in New Mexico," see ED610896.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Thornburg Foundation
Authoring Institution: Learning Policy Institute
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
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