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December 2, 2005View for printing

Coalition for Community Schools Advocates Neighborhood-Centered Schools Across the Country

Marty Blank of the Coalition for Community Schools helps neighborhoods across the country realize the dream of smaller, better, community-focused schools.

Though the challenge of providing quality public education may find different solutions in different cities, the Coalition for Community Schools maintains that small, neighborhood-centered schools should be a priority for every city. In the following interview, Coalition Staff Director Marty Blank explains the benefits of community schools and discusses the progress being made in implementing them throughout the country.

Marty, you have helped lead the movement for community schools across the country. Why are community schools the centerpiece of your educational reform work? What are benefits for communities, schools, abd children and families across the country?

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