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New Mexico’s ABC Community School Partnership: Ready to Scale up and Show Their Work to the Country and the World

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“These individuals model what it takes to lead across boundaries to improve outcomes for children, families, and communities,” observes Martin J. Blank, president of the Institute for Educational Leadership and director of the Coalition for Community Schools (CCS), referring to the solid and dynamic partnership among the Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo County, and the City of Albuquerque (the ABC Community School Partnership) and others.

Children’s Aid Society Community Schools: A Prototype for Comprehensive Parent/Family Engagement

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A cornerstone of the work done by The Children’s Aid Society is to create and sustain programs that are rooted in research and evidence. This is true of our work with parents and families, since decades of research show that their engagement is critical to student academic success. Higher test scores and graduation rates as well as increased motivation, confidence, and higher aspirations are just some of the benefits of parent engagement.

Bringing It Home: NCCS Expands Work in New York City and State

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“After more than 20 years of helping cities and districts across the country implement the community schools strategy, the Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools (NCCS) is embracing the opportunity to work closer to home as New York City and New York State both adopt community schools as a preferred reform strategy,” said NCCS Director Jane Quinn. “Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have given leadership to the expansion at the city and state levels, and their staffs have reached out to NCCS to share our expertise.”

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February 9
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

What's Informing Our Thinking

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The 2015 National Initiative for Student and Learning Supports was launched on January 7 and the book we recommend this month, Transforming Student and Learning Supports: Developing a Unified, Comprehensive, and Equitable System, is the keystone for this initiative. We share excerpts of the press release with Dr.

University-High School Partnership in Orlando Leads the Way in Central Florida

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The National Center for Community Schools has been providing technical assistance to the University of Central Florida, the Children’s Home Society of Florida, the Orange County Public Schools and the Evans Community School initiative from its inception; we are proud to share this update by our colleague Nancy Ellis. 

What's Informing Our Thinking

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Community Schools, Early Education, and Family Engagement: a Powerful Combination to Boost Student Success

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The National Center for Community Schools has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Redwood City (CA) School District and Redwood City 2020, going back to our shared participation in the Academy for Community Schools Development, a three-year professional development effort sponsored by Stanford University’s John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.

Children’s Aid Community Schools and City Connects: Partnering to Help Students Thrive

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The missions of The Children’s Aid Society (“To help children in poverty to succeed and thrive”) and City Connects (“To have every child engage and learn in school by connecting each child with the tailored set of intervention, prevention, and enrichment services he or she needs to thrive”) truly complement each other.

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December 22
Leake and Watts Services and The Biondi School,
Yonkers, New York

Alan Mucatel, the executive director from Leake and Watts Services, along with Robyn Jacobson, its director of behavioral health, and Lauren Schultz, the communication associate, and Don Antonecchia, assistant executive director of the Biondi School, will visit the Salomé Ureña de Henriquez Campus.

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