This brief by the Learning Policy Institute examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools. And second, it provides support to school, district, and state leaders as they consider, propose or implement a community school intervention in schools targeted for comprehensive support.
Attorney General Kamala Harris issued her fourth annual statewide report on elementary school truancy and chronic absence in California, In School + On Track 2016. Drawing from four years of longitudinal data — a sample of almost half a million K-5 students Read more
A national and statewide parent survey documents momentum in the summer learning movement in California since 2008, with significantly more children in summer learning programs, more parents aware of the importance of summer learning, and not surprisingly, more demand.
The brief documents why and how STEM education can be successfully integrated into summer learning programs, and the significant positive impacts it can have on students and staff.
The Summer STEM Project, led by the Partnership for Children and Youth, guided school district and community partners in order to design and improve learning programs that taught STEM skills. The Summer STEM Brief collects the data from this ground-breaking three-year initiative, and offers best practices, lessons learned, and resources to help districts implement STEM learning in their summer programs.
A review of the literature on noncognitive factors on school performance – working from the idea that learning is an interplay between cognitive and noncognitive factors and that intelligence is embedded in both the environment and in socio-cultural processes.
Farrington, C.A., Roderick, M., Allensworth, E., Nagaoka, J., Keyes, T.S., Johnson, D.W., & Beechum, N.O. (2012).
A synthesis of 51 studies on the impact of family engagement on student achievement – includes research findings and highlights impactful practice.
A brief summarizing the evidence of how a diverse set of community school initiatives are preparing students to learn, helping them succeed, and preparing them for future success.
An issue brief which summarizes the links between program participation at 6 community schools in Redwood City to positive student outcomes.
A case study of two community schools operated by The Children’s Aid Society in partnership with the New York City Department of Education that examines the social return on investment.
The California Community Schools Network is an initiative of the Partnership for Children & Youth and its partners.
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