- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s Department of Education has matched several dozen high-poverty schools with 25 social service partners to create “community schools.”

The goal is to increase attendance, prevent dropouts and improvement achievement.

The nonprofit agencies matched to the 45 schools include Catholic Charities, Good Shepherd Services and the Children’s Aid Society.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina tells the Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/1HReYOB ) she’s confident in the initiative because principals and parents were involved in the process.

The community schools will bring health and dental clinics, counseling, immigration services, tutoring and other programs to help students come to school prepared to learn.

The services are expected to begin early next year.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com


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