Community School (noun)
      – a public school that is the hub for its neighborhood

Community Schools unite families, educators, health-care professionals, and community partners to provide students and their families the high-quality educational and enrichment experiences, health care, and social services they need to build strong, vibrant, and prosperous communities.

The Arkansas Coalition for Community Schools and ForwARd Arkansas have joined together in partnership to support the development, and implementation of Community Schools in Arkansas.

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Good Things in a Small, Rural School District

Is the community school model viable in small, rural school districts? Community Resource Innovations and the Rural Community Alliance believe the answer is a resounding yes!

The Best of All Worlds for Students

The Office of Innovation for Education, University of Arkansas, led an Arkansas group to visit a set of high-tech learning opportunities on a regional campus in Michigan.

Why This Matters

National research shows when it comes to Community Schools …

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It all starts with:

1. Integrated support for students
2. Expanded learning time
3. Family and community engagement
4. Collaborative leadership and practice

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