Arkansas leaders became interested in the community school model even before the pandemic hit. And now, thanks to a grant from the NEA Foundation, this approach will be developed and piloted in nine schools beginning this school year.Read More
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I sat down with one of these valued community partners, Dr. Jim Rollins, as he steps down as superintendent of Springdale Public Schools—after nearly 40 years at the helm—to learn more about what has inspired him, what he takes away from his time with the District and what makes him optimistic about the future.Read More
Following the second webinar in a series discussing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we compiled the below resources for districts, parents, students and community members as they address their mental health needs in wake of the public health crisis.Read More
ForwARd has prepared suggested language for your LEA Assurances and Application for CARES Act 2020 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.Read More
Historically, pandemics are non-discriminatory, reaching across both racial and economic lines. But COVID-19 is not following suit and is dramatically highlighting the disparities and inequities within our country.Read More
Community Schools strengthen the collaboration among government, nonprofits and other key agencies to meet challenging needs—pandemic-related or otherwise.Read More