What's a community school?
Community schools are neighborhood public schools that address the needs of students in a holistic way - not just their academic achievement, but their overall health and well-being. Using the school as a hub, community schools integrate services, coordinate with partners and use existing government funding to meet students' academic, enrichment, social and health needs - removing barriers to learning and helping students succeed.
By Carl Korn - NYSUT United - April 5, 2012
The Family Resource Center at Kakiat Elementary School in Spring Valley – where many residents commute to nearby New York City -- is filling a niche that is only now emerging on the radar screens of policymakers: the pressing need to address suburban poverty stemming from both the Great Recession and growing immigrant populations outside major cities.
By Lyrysa Smith - New York Teacher - April 9, 2010
Today, Edison provides a range of services to students and their families, including an after-school enrichment program, a school-based medical center, therapeutic child and family counseling, education and outreach for parents, and student teachers and professional development through a nearby college.
By Sylvia Saunders - New York Teacher - June 16, 2009
It's just another round-the-clock day at one of Syracuse's Say Yes to Education buildings, where the term "community school" is the real deal. Tomorrow's before-school programming starts at 7:15 a.m. The extended day, extended year — extended everything — is a big part of the Say Yes to Education private foundation that has taken Syracuse schools under its wing.