Education Week Article Covers Children's Aid Community Schools

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The community schools movement is growing – and it continues to capture national attention. This time it’s the front page of Education Week. Reporter Christina Samuels takes an in-depth look at community schools in Multnomah County, Ore. and its nearly two decades of success.

SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Community Schools in and around Portland has been lauded as a shining example of how schools and communities working together can achieve sustaining positive outcomes for students even in the economic downturn. While it features SUN, this in-depth, three-page story also covers the growth of community schools in recent years in cities like New York and Chicago and its growing favor with federal education leaders, including Secretary Duncan and President Obama.

Read full article here.

Photo Credit: Clare Redhead, second from right, leads a group of students during a 4-H program offered at Faubion School in Portland, Ore. The K-8 school is one of 64 “community schools” in the county.

—Leah Nash for Education Week