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June 6, 2018
Aurora could get two new charter schools, both with a community focus
The Aurora school board will vote on the charter applications on June 19.
the mayor's agenda
April 3, 2018
Promising a ‘heavy hand’ in education, Baraka hints at plans to influence school policy
Mayor Baraka helped reempower Newark's school board. Now he wants to help guide its decision-making.
March 27, 2018
Food for thought: Students’ test scores rise a few weeks after families get food stamps
The timing of a family’s food stamp benefits affects their children’s academic performance, according to a new study.
February 27, 2018
New York City lawmakers grill officials on controversial ‘Renewal’ program
"The concept of a community school has now become confused with the negative image of a low-performing Renewal school."
It takes a village
February 22, 2018
What does it mean to be a community school? This Colorado bill would define it – and promote it.
Community schools are an old idea enjoying a resurgence in education circles with the support of teachers unions and other advocates.
February 20, 2018
Do community schools and wraparound services boost academics? Here’s what we know.
The strategy has been embraced by districts across the country.
October 30, 2017
From buying books to managing the lunchroom: Meet the behind-the-scenes teams that keep Success charters running
The mission of these behind-the-scenes teams is to attend to the myriad issues that arise inside a school on any given day.
October 26, 2017
‘Everything you got’: How a Bronx principal is trying to restore hope to a once-troubled school, one student at a time
A day in the life of Asya Johnson, the principal tasked with transforming Longwood Preparatory Academy in the South Bronx.
October 18, 2017
Three years in, some signs of (slight) academic growth at struggling ‘Renewal’ schools
“The reality is it’s hard to get large increases in struggling schools.”
October 11, 2017
Three things to know about the record number of homeless students in New York City schools
One in ten New York City students experienced homelessness last school year.
October 11, 2017
Five takeaways from a new study of New York City’s massive ‘community schools’ program
How is this costly and complex experiment working?
September 18, 2017
In year three of New York City’s massive school turnaround program, the big question is: What’s next?
“Lots of people are experiencing it as the last of the three years.”
How I Lead
August 29, 2017
‘A lot of the first year is just figuring it out’: What it takes to help run a community school
“It was exciting to start something new."
August 4, 2017
A high-poverty Jeffco school is about to adopt a “community school” model. What does that mean?
The Jeffco school will be a hub for community organizations to provide services such as English language classes, job training and medical care.
eyes on NYC
July 19, 2017
New York City’s community schools guru on the program’s massive expansion and why the schools are ‘here to stay’
Starting this September, over 100,000 students will be in New York City's community schools.
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