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Community Schools Playbook

A practical guide to advancing Community Schools strategies.

Americans want, need, and deserve excellent schools for all students. Community Schools provide each and every student with the resources, opportunities, and support that make academic success possible and that create strong ties among families, students, schools, and community. This guide provides tools for advancing community schools as a strategy to improve schools, provide more equitable opportunities, and prepare students for success in life and as citizens.

All three of the Partnership’s strategy strands came together to launch the Community Schools Playbook in August 2018. Developed by members of the Shared Policy working group and deeply informed by the work of members working on the ground in Key Places and in communities across the country, the Community Schools Playbook consolidated a wide range of field experience in advocating for and implementing the community schools model.


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