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Community Schools get full support of Education Minnesota

During the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers voted to support community schools to offer an innovative education model. Community schools use local partnerships to extend nutrition, health, employment and other non-academic supports to their students and students’ families on their campuses. Find out why “Education Minnesota pushes for schools that serve as community hubs.”

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State assistance is a welcome boost for full-service community schools

Editorial Board, Star Tribune, January 4, 2016 Improved family access to services can help improve student achievement.  The research is clear: It’s more difficult for children to learn when their lives outside school are unstable and riddled with social and economic challenges. That’s what programs like New York’s Harlem Achievement Zone and the local Northside Achievement […]

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Education Minnesota pushes for schools that serve as community hubs

Beena Raghavendran, STAR TRIBUNE, December 3, 2015 Life at schools in Brooklyn Center isn’t just about the students in classrooms. Instead, the district throws open its doors for the community, offering resource rooms for families, after-school youth programs and health care services. This new way of looking at schools — as community hubs — is leading […]

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Building Strong, Effective Family-School Partnerships

National PTA “One Voice” blog, Otha Thornton, August 29, 2014 Today, National PTA announced that 170 schools and PTAs from across the country have been recognized as 2014-2016 National PTA Schools of Excellence for building strong, effective family-school partnerships. Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow stronger. The efforts […]

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Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment

Cheryl D. Hayes and Richard R. Buery Jr., Education Week, August 20, 2013 – Much of the investment we have made in public school reform over the past decade has failed to pay dividends because it has focused almost exclusively on the classroom-instruction side of the teaching-and-learning equation. Research has made it clear that instructional improvements […]

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