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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Leads U.S. Senate to Adopt Amendment to Create More Community Schools

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Over the last 15 years, Ohio has been a key leader of the community schools work. To date the state has 89 community schools in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Toledo; and community schools are also under development in Columbus and Youngstown. The Cincinnati Community Learning Center Institute is thrilled that the U.S.

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July 9 and 10 
University of the West of England and 
Fonthill Primary School Southmead, Bristol, England

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This month we recommend Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better by Anthony S. Bryk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. LeMahieu. Published by Harvard Education Press, 2015.

Building Hard and Soft Skills Through Out-of-School-Time Programs

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Business leaders, educators, and policymakers agree that young people need a complex skill set that combines so-called “hard” and “soft” skills if they are to be well prepared for productive adulthood in the 21st century. But these leaders have not achieved consensus on how and where these skills are to be developed. Schools surely have an important role to play; the Common Core State Standards reflect this understanding.

Creating Learning Communities: Mind in the Making and Community Schools

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Mind in the Making (MITM) is a national initiative designed to share scientifically based research and applicable strategies for promoting the seven essential life skills based on executive functions of the brain:
  • Focus and self-control
  • Perspective taking
  • Communicating
  • Making connections
  • Critical thinking
  • Taking on challenges
  • Self-directed, engaged learning

MITM is an integral part of the Families and Work Institute, headed by Ellen Galinsky, the inst

Adolescence

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Children’s Aid is committed to quality and excellence, and continually evaluates its effectiveness at achieving positive outcomes for children.  
  • In 2010, independent researchers Brigham Nahas conducted a follow-up study to the original independent research that established the Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program as an evidence-based model.

School Age

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Children’s Aid is committed to quality and excellence, and continually evaluates its effectiveness at achieving positive outcomes for children.

SUN Community Schools: Focusing on Effective Kindergarten Transition Supports

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The Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Service System in Multnomah County, Oregon, knows that transitions are key to student success.

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June 24
Mayor Bill de Blasio Holds Press Conference at P.S./I.S. 50, A Children’s Aid Community School in East Harlem  

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