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Big Boost for Community Partnership Schools and the Impact

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently endorsed the Community Partnership Schools model by signing into law a bill that allocates $7.1 million...
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States Lead the Way on Community School Innovation

Policymakers and leaders at multiple levels have been paying increased attention to community schools—schools that engage families and community organizations...
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As First Day Nears, Hillsborough Highlights Mort Elementary’s New Role As a ‘Community School’

Kollin Spain, 14, wants to be a U.S. Navy Seal. Paola Rioja, 17, is on her way to becoming a...
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Wilkinson Food Bank Does More Than Fill Bellies

Alicha Fox once stood at the beginning of the line at the Kitchen Shelves Food Bank at Wilkinson Junior High...
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Clay a Big Winner in Newly-signed State Budget

DeSantis approves more than $120 million in infrastructure improvements, pay increases and agency funding...
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UCF to Help Grow Florida’s Community Partnership Schools

Born and raised in Pine Hills, one of Orlando’s most historically underserved communities, Timothy Only believes his life would have...
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Everyday Hero: She Creates After-School Activities for Students

In Orlando’s Parramore community, day-to-day challenges can sometimes get in the way of children’s learning. Everyday Hero Nicole Lebron works...
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Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School – Second School in Florida to Earn Certification

Weis Elementary, A Community Partnership School has become the second school in Florida – and the first elementary school –...
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Evans High School Becomes 1st UCF-Certified Community Partnership School

UCF has been helping to build a new model of community school for children in grades K-12 for nearly 10...
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Gulfside Elementary Builds Bridges With Community

In a-low income community where resources are scarce and public transport is lacking, families with little to no transportation options...

On the Air

Gradebook Podcast (November 7, 2019)
09:12 "... public school programs like the Community Partnership Schools ... do tremendously well ..."
— Rep. Chris Latvala, chairman of the Florida House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee (2019 Session)

Community Partnership Schools Get Funding to Expand (August 13, 2019)

Peace and Justice Report: Community Partnership Schools (July 31, 2019)

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