I’ve published quite a few posts both praising and critiquing community schools. In fact, creating a “The Best…” list on the topic is on my “to do” list.
“Community Schools: Aligning Local Resources” is a brand-new report that has come out, and is described by Public Education NewsBlast this way:
A new brief from the Partnership for Community Schools describes how local government agencies can partner with schools to align existing resources, how these partnerships can be truly effective, and how to pay for them. Through a coordinated delivery system, a community school offers more effective programs and services than any partner could offer on its own. The brief profiles five efforts in California that illustrate the critical role of coordination and intentional collaboration between partners.