Here’s a pretty interesting piece in the Huffington Post about community schools in Cincinnati.
Here’s an excerpt:
A little more than a decade ago, voters passed a bond levy making possible the rebuilding or renovating of every public school in the district. The promise to taxpayers was that the facilities would be much more than just traditional academic settings during traditional school hours. Schools, typically dormant after-hours and on weekends, would be central to each neighborhood’s revitalization.
Indeed, these buildings have grown into around-the-clock community centers: populated by partnerships providing health care, tutoring, social services, recreational opportunities, and other resources for students and their families, and all residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.