So what exactly is a Community School?
Middle School Success as a Community School Strategy
- Challenges for immigrants/refugees in accessing services within the school settings and successful strategies that have been implemented within our own organizations
- The growth of the Homework Diner--blueprints and lessons learned (we’re presenting alongside the team from Albuquerque NM, where Homework Diners originated)
- Legal, interpersonal, and technical lessons learned in the implementation of a multi-district, multi-partner Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) that enables the early identification of students with high-school dropout indicators as well as data sharing, intervention monitoring, and collaborative problem-solving between schools and out-of-school time providers
- Creating an equitable, high-quality community "after" school model that expands opportunities
- The importance of Community School Coordinators and their role on the school site team
- How health action plans can strengthen your local community schools and create healthier communities
A community school offers a refreshing vision of the roles parents and community can play in education as well as the role a school can play in its community. It’s primary goals are the education of children and their healthy development in childhood. Students are freer to learn because the school’s many services and supports work together to remove obstacles to their education; teachers can better focus on the curriculum because their students are healthier, have improved attendance and the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.