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July 25, 2019
Amid tense contract negotiations, Chicago board extends union-backed community schools for a year
Chicago's school board on Wednesday approved a $10 million extension of the union-backed program for an additional year.
February 12, 2019
Community schools serve students and their families. This Colorado bill would promote them.
The bill's sponsor believes legislation would make it easier for community schools to qualify for federal funds.
January 10, 2019
New York City will offer free eyeglasses to all kindergarteners and first graders
All New York City kindergarteners and first graders will receive prescription eyeglasses if they need them starting next school year, Mayor Bill de…
The future of 'community schools'
January 7, 2019
‘Zero student achievement’: Fate of Newark’s $10M ‘community schools’ program is in doubt
Newark launched a high-profile "community schools" program in 2015. Now, the new superintendent is asking what it's accomplished.
behind the budget
December 20, 2018
Surprise: Most funding for New York City’s ‘community schools’ going to academics, not social services
Rather than punishing schools when students struggle, the theory went, the city should flood schools with services to combat the problems that hold students back from succeeding.
June 6, 2018
Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus
The Aurora school board will vote on the charter applications on June 19.
the mayor's agenda
April 3, 2018
Promising a ‘heavy hand’ in education, Baraka hints at plans to influence school policy
Mayor Baraka helped reempower Newark's school board. Now he wants to help guide its decision-making.
March 27, 2018
Food for thought: Students’ test scores rise a few weeks after families get food stamps
The timing of a family’s food stamp benefits affects their children’s academic performance, according to a new study.
February 27, 2018
New York City lawmakers grill officials on controversial ‘Renewal’ program
"The concept of a community school has now become confused with the negative image of a low-performing Renewal school."
It takes a village
February 22, 2018
What does it mean to be a community school? This Colorado bill would define it – and promote it.
Community schools are an old idea enjoying a resurgence in education circles with the support of teachers unions and other advocates.
February 20, 2018
Do community schools and wraparound services boost academics? Here’s what we know.
The strategy has been embraced by districts across the country.
October 30, 2017
From buying books to managing the lunchroom: Meet the behind-the-scenes teams that keep Success charters running
The mission of these behind-the-scenes teams is to attend to the myriad issues that arise inside a school on any given day.
October 26, 2017
‘Everything you got’: How a Bronx principal is trying to restore hope to a once-troubled school, one student at a time
A day in the life of Asya Johnson, the principal tasked with transforming Longwood Preparatory Academy in the South Bronx.
October 18, 2017
Three years in, some signs of (slight) academic growth at struggling ‘Renewal’ schools
“The reality is it’s hard to get large increases in struggling schools.”
October 11, 2017
Three things to know about the record number of homeless students in New York City schools
One in ten New York City students experienced homelessness last school year.
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