Community schools in high-poverty areas that provide health, after-school care, basic medical/dental care & other support services to kids give them the foundation they need to thrive at school. 22% of children are now at or below the poverty line.
Why community schools are part of the answer
The idea sounds like something of a no-brainer when it comes to schools in high-poverty areas where families often live without the basics. And, given that Census Bureau figures show that 22% of American children now live in poverty (with many more just hovering above the official poverty line), the…