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The Children's Aid Society Community Schools Embrace September as Attendance Awareness Month

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September 2013 is the first-ever National Attendance Awareness Month and, as one of the collaborating partners, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools is encouraging our schools and our clients’ schools to participate in this crucial effort. Our goal is to convey one of the campaign’s key messages, “Absenteeism is a problem long before students start skipping classes in high school” --something many parents tend to ignore or do not know.

The Children's Aid Society 10th Community Schools Practicum Addresses the Opportunity Gap

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The timely theme of The Children’s Aid Society Community Schools 10th biennial practicum is the need for equity in education, a major cause of America’s growing social divide. We are delighted that from October 16 to 18, an action group of education, nonprofit and civic leaders, policy-makers and funders from around the country and abroad has accepted our invitation to meet in New York City to explore how the community school strategy can help close the opportunity gap. 

Central Florida: A New Day at Evans Community School

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There is excitement, pride and a feeling of a new beginning among students, parents, educators and the general community at the recently rebuilt Evans High School in Pine Hills, a neighborhood just west of Orlando in Orange County, Florida. The building is in fact a visual metaphor for this “new day” at the home of the “Trojans,” as the students call themselves.  

Across The Children's Aid Society, Summer Combines Constructive Fun and Quality Learning

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The summer break that for most affluent children offers exposure to continuous learning can become, for low-income students, a time of lost opportunity. Research shows that all students experience some learning loss in mathematics between June and August; but, unlike their more advantaged peers who make slight gains in reading, low-income students lose on average three months of proficiency if not exposed to enriching activities during summer. Many never recover, and the cumulative effect of this drop contributes to the widening achievement gap.

Summer Interns Praise Political Experience

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Dozens of teens gathered at The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools for the 2013 Internship Appreciation Ceremony on Friday, August 9 to celebrate the culmination of a memorable summer work experience.

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide

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Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide.  Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families.

Summer Campers Dream Big with Justice Sotomayor

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Last week, about 50 second and third graders from the Children’s Aid Summer Camp at C. S. 211 shared a day of fun, learning and inspiration with U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor.

NCCS Works with NYC Mayor’s Task Force on Truancy and Absenteeism

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The Children’s Aid Society, through our National Center for Community Schools (NCCS), began providing technical assistance to the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force Every Student, Every Day Initiative in 2010.   

Community Schools and "Mind in The Making" A Win-Win Collaboration

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“Mind in the Making (MITM)  and Community Schools: Crossing Boundaries and Creating Strong Linkages for Children Birth through Eight and for their Families,” is a collaborative project among The Families and Work Institute, the Institute for Educational Leadership  and The Children’s Aid Society’s National Center for Community Schools that began i

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Study Visit to CAS Schools in Washington Heights by New York State Governor’s Office, NYS State Education Department and the Council on Children and Families

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