Newsletter

October 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate partnerships, and lead with a story about the power of youth-adult partnerships in afterschool programs. We also share findings from a new research-practice partnership on the process of creating and using integrated data systems in community schools.…
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September 2020 Community Schools News

Den 1 Back to School Artwork, Ms. Gallardo’s Class The 2020-21 school year is underway and we are pleased to highlight how community schools are seizing the current moment to transform teaching and learning. We celebrate the first class of…
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August 2020 Community Schools News

This month, as our community schools prepare to start the school year online, we share a newly released series of images that capture what deeper learning looked like before schools closed in March. A new blog post highlights a summer…
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July 2020 Community Schools News

This month, we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on June 18th to uphold DACA. We are also inspired by the thousands of community school youth and teacher activists who filled the streets on June 22nd in support of defunding the…
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June 2020 Community Schools News

UCLA Community School in Los Angeles, California. (photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action) This month, we celebrate the Class of 2020! Graduates of the UCLA Community School are preparing for bright postsecondary…
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May 2020 Community Schools News

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are launching this month a new blog on how community school teachers create opportunities for engaged and rigorous learning–during and beyond this COVID-19 crisis. We also share news about the Rise Up for…
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April 2020 Community Schools News

Community schools are on the front line of this COVID-19 crisis–working hard to ensure all members of their communities are safe and secure. This month, we feature inspiring stories of collective action and love, not to minimize the enormous equity challenges of the moment but to uplift what it means to be part of a powerful community school. This week also marks the beginning of UCLA’s Spring Quarter and with it we are pleased to release a new Research Practice Partnership Brief: Translanguaging: A Look Inside a High School Geography Classroom.

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March 2020 Community Schools News

This month we celebrate the value of our democracy and the importance of preparing students to engage as active and critical participants in society. As Ira Harkavy reminds us, universities must “contribute to developing and sustaining fair, decent and just democratic societies for all.” University-assisted community schools do just that when they bring together diverse learners to collectively solve problems and celebrate the agency within communities. We are excited to share stories about artivism, political action, our future graduates, and the Rise Up for Equity movement coming to Los Angeles in May.

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February 2020 Community Schools News

This month we celebrate the community schools movement. We acknowledge growing support and the progress of the movement from New York to California. We also celebrate local leaders of the movement and bid farewell to individuals who make the day-to-day work of community schooling possible. We invite you to learn more by joining us this month at a community school study tour.

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January 2020 Community Schools News

As we head into 2020, we celebrate the power of community schools to impact the lives of young people and inspire collective action. This month, we highlight efforts to engage youth in climate education and action, advance bilingual education, reimagine and share migration stories, and explore potential career pathways. As one student reflecting on their internship experience reminds us: “It’s really life changing…everyone should have this opportunity to be a good person, to be a part of the community, and add on to society.”  

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