Lightening the Load: A Look at Four Ways that Community Schools Can Support Effective Teaching is a new report from The Center For American Progress.
I’ve written a fair number of posts about community schools, which, simply speaking, are schools which provide a lot of community services to the broader community. I obviously think they are a good idea.
But, as I’ve mentioned before, they often — though not always — tend to be framed as the schools doing “to” the parents, instead of working “with” them. I think they might be surprised at the increased level of success if more community schools viewed parents as partners instead of social service clients.