Oxford University Press
Community Schools in Action
Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice
Edited by Joy G. Dryfoos, Jane Quinn, and Carol Barkin
Community Schools in Action: Lessons from a Decade of Practice presents the Children’s Aid Society’s (CAS) approach to creating community schools for the 21st century. CAS began this work in New York City more than a decade ago and today operates thirteen such schools in the low-income neighborhoods of Washington Heights, East Harlem, and the Bronx. Through a technical assistance center operated by CAS, hundreds of other schools across the country and the world are adapting this model. The contributors to the volume supply invaluable information about the selected program components based on their own experiences working with community schools. They describe how and why CAS started its community school initiative and explain how CAS community schools are organized, integrated with the school system, sustained, and evaluated.
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