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May 21, 2015

Priorities for a Progressive Education Agenda

Today Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan describe what their priorities for a progressive education agenda.

May 12, 2015

Bring Schools Back to the Community

To strengthen our democracy as well as our education system, the country needs more small, self-governing community-based schools, argues Deborah Meier.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 12, 2015

Practicing Democracy in Schools: The Essential Goal

For all our preaching about democracy, we are strangely reluctant to practice it in schools, says Deborah Meier.

February 24, 2015

Sharing Facilities Can Help Students and Schools

Two or more schools can share space in a building, or share space with other organizations. Or they can do both. Sharing space can be done badly. But skillful sharing has many benefits for students, families and educators.

January 26, 2015

Community Schools Advocates Push for 'Whole Child' Focus in ESEA Update

The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.

July 31, 2014

Poverty Has Spread to the Suburbs (And to Suburban Schools)

A new report by the Brookings Institution finds more poor people are living in the suburbs than in rural or urban areas, a shift that has taken place since 2000.

July 23, 2014

Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would boost community schools that provide important wraparound services.

June 17, 2014

Expanding Community Schools Focus of New York City Initiative

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $52 million effort to turn 40 struggling schools into community hubs that provide health and social services to students and their families.

June 17, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Announces $52 Million Effort to Launch Community Schools

Bringing health and social services directly to schools that serve struggling students is the focus of the new effort from Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

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