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Coalition for Community Schools, 2021
"Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy" builds on both practice and research to describe the what, why, and how of system-wide expansion of community schools. The guide is written for a wide audience and for communities at different points in planning for, implementing, and sustaining a community…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Capacity Building
Coalition for Community Schools, 2021
The Coalition for Community Schools (Coalition), as an alliance of national, state and local partners that advocate for community schools, wanted to provide support and a space for community school leaders to share their challenges and successes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning March 17, 2020 through the present, the Coalition conducted…
Descriptors: Community Schools, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
Coalition for Community Schools, 2021
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the following day, entire states began ordering the closure of all schools. By March 25, every public school in the United States was closed and underlying challenges unveiled themselves in every different shape and form. Being a student or youth (ages 12-25)…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Strategies
Roche, Mary Kingston; Strobach, Kelly Vaillancourt – Coalition for Community Schools, 2019
Strong school-community partnerships are essential for a world-class, 21st century education, and more and more communities across the country are creating such partnerships--from Oakland, CA, to Evansville, IN, to Hartford, CT. In this document, the Coalition for Community Schools and the National Association of School Psychologists outline nine…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Mental Health, School Health Services
Coalition for Community Schools, 2016
In hundreds of communities all across the country, three nonprofit networks--The Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether--have been making measurable progress toward educational equity. Now they come together to say explicitly that they can achieve their shared goals more effectively if they align their assets…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Equal Education, Networks, Partnerships in Education
Jacobson, Reuben; Jamal, Shama S.; Jacobson, Linda; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2013
From statehouse to schoolhouse, interest in community schools and expanded learning opportunities (ELO) has grown. This report captures the interaction between these two mutually beneficial education reforms in local communities and draws important lessons that will help schools, districts, community partners, and others. It illustrates the…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Opportunities, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education
Potapchuk, William R. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2013
Across the United States, communities are thinking differently about how to transform their schools and neighborhoods. There is tremendous excitement about strategies that weave together resources in a clearly defined "place" to collectively improve outcomes for children, youth, families, and communities. The paper explores the…
Descriptors: School Role, Community Schools, Place Based Education, School Community Programs
Blank, Martin J.; Jacobson, Reuben; Melaville, Atelia; Pearson, Sarah S. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Community schools are one of the most efficient and effective strategies to improve outcomes for students as well as families and communities. Community schools leverage public and private investments by generating additional financial resources from partners and other sources. This report looks at how community schools finance their work. It…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Success, Educational Resources, Educational Finance
Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Community schools are one of the most efficient and effective strategies to improve outcomes for students as well as families and communities. Community schools leverage public and private investments by generating additional financial resources from partners and other sources. This report looks at how community schools finance their work. It…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Success, Educational Finance, Partnerships in Education
Pearson, Sarah S.; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Title I funds are available to districts and schools with high numbers or percentages of disadvantaged students to provide services, including academic enrichment services through Title I, Part A, so all the nation's children have an equal opportunity to education and can reach proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments.…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Enrichment Activities, Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education
Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Great strides have been made by community school initiatives across the nation in their efforts to impact student achievement, attendance, student engagement, graduation rates, parent involvement and more. Data on community schools is growing and the authors encourage readers to review research reports and syntheses on results. The results…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Parent Participation
Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
The Coalition for Community Schools, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership, is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Graduation Rate
Shah, Shital C.; Brink, Katrina; London, Rebecca; Masur, Shelly; Quihuis, Gisell – Coalition for Community Schools, 2009
This toolkit is designed to help community schools evaluate their efforts so that they learn from their successes, identify current challenges, and plan future efforts. It provides a step-by-step process for planning and conducting an evaluation at your community school site(s). The toolkit is a practical, hands-on guide that makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, School Effectiveness
Axelroth, Rita – Coalition for Community Schools, 2009
A community school is a place and a set of partnerships between the school and community resources. The community school strategy integrates academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and civic engagement to improve student learning and to develop stronger families and healthier communities. This report presents a…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Schools, Dropout Rate, Academic Achievement
Coalition for Community Schools, 2008
The challenges our nation faces in educating all of our young people are alarming. Yet in seeking solutions we often find ourselves divided. Public schools are too fundamental to our democratic values to leave isolated from other community institutions. This disconnect does not serve our children well. When addressing public education, we must act…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Involvement, Democratic Values, Public Education
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