Community Schools Work

Posted by on May 17, 2002

[Public Education Network]

Families stayed put in the same neighborhood, and kids’ test scores rose. That’s what happened at three Chicago schools that turned their campuses into community centers, new research shows. These self-styled full-service schools work with community groups to offer tutoring, arts and sports for kids, along with high-school equivalency and English classes, job training and family therapy for adults. And their offerings are available well into the evening and on Saturdays.

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