Washington Insider: 2016

Opportunities for Community Schools in ESSA

Recently, the Coalition for Community Schools hosted their biannual partners meeting, with special guest speaker, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD)- a longtime advocate of Community Schools. The main focus of the meeting was on how the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law, formerly No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is ripe with opportunity for Community Schools and the time to harness this opportunity is NOW. … more

Reflections on the 2016 State of the Union and Challenge for the Alliance Network

As I listened to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, I couldn’t help but reflect on the role our sector has played in bringing our nation’s promise to life. As community stewards, the work we do every day is the foundation of the economic vitality of America’s hometowns and neighborhoods. … more

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