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Effectiveness and Outcomes

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In 2010, The Children’s Aid Society undertook Keeping the Promise, a comprehensive, agency-wide strategic initiative dedicated to realigning, re-envisioning, and strengthening our considerable expertise and resources around a continuum of client-centric and outcomes-driven services. Through Keeping the Promise, our goal is to ensure that the children in our services — from cradle through college — have the academic, social, health, and emotional supports they need to succeed in school and break free from intergenerational poverty.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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We are thrilled to be able to recommend the New York City Community School Strategic Plan, released on May 4 by NYC Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

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May 2
Pia Allerslev, Cultural and Leisure Mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark

New York City Releases Strategic Plan for Community Schools

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On May 4 New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña released the New York City Strategic Plan for Community Schools; which will serve as the de Blasio administration’s roadmap for establishing more than 100 new community schools across the city and for developing a comprehensive system that will support and unite all of the city’s community schools.

A Community School Partnership Research and Development Agenda to Facilitate the Redesign of “Ed Schools”

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April 20/21
University of Central Florida, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Baker Barrios Architectural Firm, and Orange County Public Schools

What's Informing Our Thinking

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At the National Center for Community Schools, we are all reading Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Professor Robert Putnam, with enthusiasm.

Authentic Basis for School Reform

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NCCS Director Jane Quinn recently invited Joseph McDonald, professor of teaching and learning at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, to visit the National Center for Community Schools to discuss with our team key ideas from his latest

Arts Exposure, Arts Education, and Arts through Education: On Track at The Children’s Aid Society Community Schools

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Although The Children’s Aid Society is not an arts organization, throughout our history the arts have been indispensable, not just an add-on. Arts exposure, arts education, and arts through education for children and youth, and even for their families, are still thriving at our community schools as well as at our community centers, from prekindergarten to high school.

What's Informing Our Thinking

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NCCS recommends Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student, a book edited by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera and published by Corwin Press in February 2015. This book is relevant for anyone favoring equity and strengthening our nation’s public education system.

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