Project

Community Schools

The Learning Policy Institute has assembled a team of researchers and policy experts to study community schools as a strategy to advance equity and support student and family well-being and academic success. A cornerstone of our work to date is an in-depth analysis of 143 research studies on the impact of community schools on student and school outcomes, produced in partnership with the National Education Policy Center. We also publish or produce with partners a variety of tools and resources to advance understanding and the effective implementation of this evidenced-based strategy, including infographics, blog posts, briefs, and a policy playbook.


REPORT
Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence
POLICY PLAYBOOK
Community Schools Playbook
BRIEF
Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence
BRIEF
Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement
INFOGRAPHIC
Four Pillars of Community Schools

Comprehensive community schools share four key features, which support the conditions for teaching and learning found in high-quality schools: integrated student supports; expanded and enriched learning time and opportunities; active family and community engagement; and collaborative leadership and practices.

Comprehensive community schools infographic