Community Schools are innovative, necessary, and the future our kids and families deserve. Use these resources to learn more about the Community School Model, share with colleagues, and advocate to make Community Schools the future for education in Arkansas.
Research to Use for Advocacy
Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement
Brief that provides the most recent summary of research on how community schools help students and their families achieve.
Community Schools Results
Summarizes extensive research on the impact Community Schools have on students’ readiness to learn, learning experiences, academic achievement, and community impact.
Integrated Student Supports: A Summary of the Evidence Base for Policymakers
Provides everything you need to start making the case to your elected officials that integrated student supports—”a school-based approach to promoting students’ academic success [by targeting and removing] barriers to achievement”—are the key to economic growth for individuals, families, and communities.