The concept of community schools can be traced back to the early 20th century when industrialization, immigration, and urbanization were rapidly increasing, and public schools in cities were struggling to meet the social and civic needs of students from low-income families. In a new research brief, "Community Schools: A Strategy Focusing on Student Needs and Parent Engagement," NSBA’s Center for Public Education (CPE) conducted a literature review and briefly reported on the characteristics of community schools and how they engage parents and all stakeholders to improve student achievement and well-being.

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2020 State of the Association

Full of challenge and change, 2020 was like no other year. NSBA's State of the Association provides a snapshot of the association's advocacy and member services work as well as our ongoing transformation.