Learning Policy Institute & National Education Policy’s Brief on Community Schools under ESSA

Learning Policy Institute & National Education Policy’s Brief on Community Schools under ESSA

June 5, 2017

In a new brief, the Learning Policy Institute and the National Education Policy Center argue that “community schools can be an effective school improvement strategy” under ESSA. The groups found that “the evidence base on well-implemented community schools and their component features provides a strong warrant for their potential contribution to school improvement,” and “sufficient evidence meeting ESSA’s criteria for ‘evidence-based’ approaches exists to justify including community schools as part of targeted and comprehensive interventions in high-poverty schools.”