Soapbox / May 2, 2016
A blog post from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) says that more and more cities are trying community schools that wrap health, dental, therapeutic and family support services around existing schools to try to mitigate the effects of poverty and thereby improve students’ learning and life prospects.
“This idea is not new,” Paul Hill writes. “Its modern incarnation started in Cincinnati in the early 2000s and has now spread to New York City and Philadelphia.”
Hill praises Oyler School in Lower Price Hill as “the great community schools exemplar in Cincinnati,” saying anyone who visits “is sure to be moved and impressed.”
Martin Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, praised Oyler School last fall on The Huffington Post.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education is a research and policy analysis center at the University of Washington Bothell developing systemwide solutions for K–12 public education.
Read the full CRPE blog post here.