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August 29, 2022
Vol. 80
No. 1
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Community Schools in Largest U.S. City Show Encouraging Data

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      The New York City Community Schools Initiative, which was launched in 2014, has grown to 317 schools—making it the largest network of community schools in the country. A 2020 report conducted by the RAND Corporation evaluated the impact of 113 of these schools—which provide students with wraparound social services—over a three-year (pre-pandemic) period. Among its findings: The community-school model was shown to be effective in decreasing chronic absenteeism and increasing high school graduation rates. Read the report.

      Sarah McKibben is the digital managing editor of Educational Leadership.

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