AFT teacher brings community schools message to Congress is a post at the American Federation of Teachers site. Here’s how it begins: Stressing that the majority of kids in American public schools now live in poverty, a Baltimore teacher and AFT member urged Congress on Feb. 5 to battle that challenge through a redesigned Elementary […]
Community Schools Advocates Push for ‘Whole Child’ Focus in ESEA Update is a post from Education Week. Here’s how it begins: The Coalition for Community Schools has joined the ranks of stakeholders offering members of Congress their laundry list of dos and don’ts for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law. On Monday […]
A major expansion of community schools is being attacked in New York City. You can read what its defenders are saying in an article headlined Buery, Fariña defend community schools’ academics. Here’s an excerpt: Deputy mayor Richard Buery on Monday defended the community school model’s efficacy in improving student academic outcomes after the administration announced […]
New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a huge increase in the number of Community Schools in the city. You can read about his announcement in these two articles: De Blasio Unveils New Plans for Troubled Schools in New York Read Mayor Bill de Blasio’s speech outlining a $150M plan for school improvement […]
Here’s a video on community schools I learned about from @PrincipalMN on Twitter. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. have announced they are introducing a Congressional bill that would generate funds to support the development of community schools. You can read more about it at: Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools at Ed Week Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Expand Community Schools at […]
Community Schools Will Succeed If Parents Are Engaged is the headline of an article written by a parent leader discussing the planned opening of 100 community schools in New York City. He echoes the concerns I’ve expressed often times about the lack of parent engagement in many community schools. Here’s an excerpt (the author begins […]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils state’s ‘community schools’ program at Hillcrest School in Peekskill is headline of a short article and video at a New York newspaper’s site. It’s part of a statewide program providing $500,000 grants to school to create community schools and was supported by teachers unions. I’m adding the info to The Best […]
Education Week reports on a paper just released from UCLA’s UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools that’s fairly critical of how many community schools operate. I’ve got to say that I was less-than-impressed by the report. I certainly have been critical (see The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools) of a number of […]
Research Review Gives Thumbs Up to Community Schools Approach the headline of a post at Education Week. Here’s an excerpt: In the wake of newly elected New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to open 100 community schools, a report released Tuesday finds promise in this type of educational intervention. The study, supported in part […]
Community schools gaining traction under state’s new funding formula is an article in Ed Source about the growth of community schools in California. It’s a pretty thorough article, and includes a number of useful links. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
Why community schools are a no-brainer is a useful post over at Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
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 […]
Community Schools: A Model for the Middle Grades is an article in Education Week that’s worth a look. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
Linking home and classroom, Oakland bets on community schools is a fairly in-depth report on…community schools in Oakland, California, and is published by the Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools.
Check out my Ed Week column, Community Schools ‘Transform the Lives of Children & Families’ I’ve published many posts on Community Schools, which are schools that make a point of working with the local community and resources and facilities. I’m a big supporter of them. However, as I’ve written in some of my posts, I […]
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 […]
I’ve posted often both about my support of community schools and about my concern that they generally don’t encourage parent engagement (see Parent Leadership Is Often “Missing Link” In Community Schools). Here’s an excerpt from a new study that found the same problem: This study investigated the effectiveness of a community school’s strategy in influencing […]
Oregon Community Schools Model Shows Staying Power is an article from Education Week. You might also be interested in Parent Leadership Is Often “Missing Link” In Community Schools.
Community schools recognize the vital role of full-service partnerships is a recent post from Thoughts On Public Education, and give a pretty good report on recent developments in developing community schools. I’ve previously posted that I wish more community schools included parents in their idea of “partnerships” (see Parent Leadership Is Often “Missing Link” In […]