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Do Comunity Schools Work? What Do We Know?

posted Apr 15, 2010, 5:13 AM by Concerned Parents
"A growing body of research suggests that fidelity to the community school strategy yields compounding benefits for students, families, and community.  Community school students show significant
gains in academic achievement and in essential areas of nonacademic development. Families of
community school students show increased family stability, communication with teachers, school
involvement, and a greater sense of responsibility for their children’s learning. Community
schools enjoy stronger parent-teacher relationships, increased teacher satisfaction, a more positive
school environment, and greater community support. The community school model promotes
more efficient use of school buildings and, as a result, neighborhoods enjoy increased security,
heightened community pride, and better rapport among students and residents.1 Evaluations demonstrate
positive outcomes in a variety of areas."

From Coalition for Community Schools Research Report 2009 (See compete report linked below)
Concerned Parents,
Apr 15, 2010, 5:17 AM