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August 23, 2016
Why a group of Commerce City teachers spent a day asking parents how they could do their jobs better
The teachers are pushing for the district to adopt the “community school model,” which in part calls for more partnerships with nonprofit groups.
August 15, 2016
What I learned from cobbling together my own community school
"Too often, the loudest voices in the public discourse suggest a false distinction between teaching and the barriers to learning our students face."
June 14, 2016
As 12 early community schools face funding cuts, advocates question city’s long-term commitment
In New York City, an unexpected fight has flared up between proponents of social service-filled “community schools” and the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio,…
June 7, 2016
Leader of community school movement: New York is changing how cities think about addressing poverty
"I think Mayor de Blasio influenced what [Philadelphia] Mayor [Jim] Kenney is doing, what [Mayor] Ras Baraka is going to do in Newark. So we have a rising tide."
April 28, 2016
7 questions for Perquida Payne, who’s bringing social services back to a Bronx school where she grew up
As a teenager in the South Bronx, Perquida Payne craved the extra services provided by Phipps Neighborhoods. Now, she's helping Phipps turn a local school into a new hub.
a growing challenge
April 26, 2016
As homeless population swells, New York City will add more health clinics at schools
The mayor’s new initiative will use $19.5 million to build health clinics at up to 13 campuses that house large elementary schools where many students live in shelters.
February 22, 2016
Fist bumps and a war room: A day in the life of a community school director
Community school directors like M.S. 50's Fiorella Guevara play a key role in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to revitalize 94 of New York City's low-performing schools.
mental health 'crisis'
November 23, 2015
City’s new mental health plan includes 100 school health workers and focus on pre-K
New York City’s efforts to improve mental health services in schools will reach many more students by 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
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