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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
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
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
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
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
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
Coalition for Community Schools, 2007
In May 2007, leaders from national organizations and local communities gathered to renew their commitment to deepen their organizations' dedication to community schools. They developed a strategic plan, described herein, that will achieve the goals of sustaining and strengthening existing school initiatives; grow new community schools initiatives;…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Community Schools, National Organizations, Case Studies
Berg, Amy C.; Melaville, Atelia; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2006
This paper explores ways in which principals of community schools--and other principals who, though they may not yet identify their schools as community schools, are responding in a very similar manner--work successfully with community partners, families, and other key stakeholders to improve student outcomes. By reflecting on the topic from the…
Descriptors: Principals, Community Schools, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Melaville, Atelia; Berg, Amy C.; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2006
Education is the foundation of democracy. As such it must work for all young people. Yet far too often young people disengage from learning and do not reach their full, human potential. Community schools--places where partners come together to offer a range of supports and opportunities for children, youth, families, and communities before,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Community Education
Melaville, Atelia; Berg, Amy C.; Blank, Martin J. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2006
Community schools foster a learning environment that extends far beyond the classroom walls. Students learn and problem solve in the context of their lives and communities. Community schools nurture this natural engagement. Because of the deep and purposeful connections between schools and communities, the curriculum is influenced and enhanced,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Community Schools, Citizenship Education, School Community Relationship
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