School leaders say Oakland’s community school movement will continue

School leaders say Oakland’s community school movement will continue

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This story is part of a multi-city partnership reporting on issues surrounding expanded learning time.


by Michelle Maitre for EdSource

When Tony Smith became Oakland schools superintendent four years ago, he vaulted the struggling district into the national spotlight with his vision of creating a “community school district” that would vastly expand the role of schools in the lives of their students and the community as a whole.

Instead of just focusing on what goes on in the classroom, Smith argued, the schools should focus on serving the “whole child” by partnering with community organizations to offer a range of enrichment, health,

Source: The Notebook

  

 

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