Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment provides a very good overview of community schools. It appears in Education Week.
Here’s an excerpt:
Research has made it clear that instructional improvements can be successful only when they are combined with family and community engagement and genuine efforts to improve the school’s climate for learning—in other words, when resources are organized for student success by creating community schools. Now there is growing proof that not only does this reform strategy boost outcomes for children, but that it also provides a significant social return on investment.
I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.