The notion of “community schools” has a long history in New Jersey, one in which neighborhood schools serve not only as instructional bases for children but also as hubs for healthcare, job training and other family services.

But the concept has gained new urgency of late, as Newark Public Schools has launched a multimillion-dollar initiative in its troubled South Ward, while the program is also being put into play in Paterson and elsewhere.

Read the source article at News, Issues and Insight for New Jersey

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