The February edition of Kappan magazine includes an article on our work: “City Connects prompts data-driven action in community schools in the Bronx.” Here’s an excerpt:
“One student needs dental work. Another needs eyeglasses to see the blackboard. There’s the student who comes to school hungry and the student who is homeless. They all face challenges outside school that threaten their ability to achieve in school.
“These problems are often the result of poverty, parental depression, or substance abuse. As numerous research studies point out, these factors can hurt students’ performance in school, making it hard to complete classwork or develop the social skills to achieve.
“Community schools help students by connecting them to services. But at a group of community schools in the South Bronx run by the Children’s Aid Society, staff and educators have found they can be even more effective when they have a key ingredient: data.”
Read the rest of the article here.