RFA Community Schools Op-Ed Published in Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Mayor Kenney’s first major policy announcement centered on plans to develop 25 community schools across Philadelphia, but the transition from school to comprehensive community hub requires a significant shift in mission and practice. RFA’s Mark Duffy and Della Jenkins explore what local policy-makers can learn from the experiences of other districts that have invested in the community schools approach with varying results.  Published today in the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, the op-ed focuses on the importance of inclusive planning, shared goals, and transparent metrics for the success of the community school model. Read more here.

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