New Community School Standards

The Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership is happy to announce the launching of our Community School Standards! The Standards are designed to engage and support the community schools movement as a standards-driven, evidence-based strategy to promote equity and educational excellence for each and every child.

Wondering why community schools standards are needed?

-To help new community schools more effectively develop and implement their plans;

-To assist existing community schools to strengthen the quality of their practice and document outcomes; and

-To provide a consistent language and framework for advocacy, technical assistance, research, funding and policy efforts.

Access the Standards Framework today! You can also use the Standards Assessment to see how well your community school is doing. The Assessment will help you identify areas that need improvement.