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Community Schools Forum

                   
                     



Thanks to all who participated in the 12th Annual Community Schools Forum!


 
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Changes at the Federation for Community Schools

As part of an ongoing process to expand and sustain our work, the Federation for Community Schools has joined Children’s Home + Aid, effective June 9th. This transition comes after more than a year of work on the part of the Federation’s board and Children’s Home + Aid’s leadership, and brings together two organizations that are passionate about promoting and sustaining community schools.

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ESSA Update

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind, and provides states, districts and schools with increased flexibility over how to use funding, how to demonstrate student progress and achievement and how to improve school performance and narrow the opportunity gap, among other changes. ESSA also offers several opportunities for increased support for community school work. To see a summary and analysis of ESSA from the Illinois State Board of Education, click here.

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