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.

Policy Wins in Arkansas

S.4865 – Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2020

The program provides support for full-service community schools that serve children and their families, particularly for children who attend high-poverty elementary and secondary schools.


To support Arkansas Public Schools and Public School Districts in the implementation of a Community School approach.

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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.

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