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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 director of digital and editorial content for ASCD.

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