Community Schools Playbook

The Community Schools Playbook, from the Partnership for the Future of Learning, is a comprehensive policy and implementation guide. It provides an in-depth review of the strategy, details the four key pillars of comprehensive community schools—Integrated Student Supports, Expanded and Enriched Learning Time and Opportunities, Active Family and Community Engagement, and Collaborative Leadership and Practices—and includes communications and policy development resources.

The Playbook is available on an interactive web site, hosted by the Partnership for the Future of Learning. The Community Schools Playbook includes:

Section 1: The Fundamentals of Community Schools
An Introduction to Community Schools
Policies That Advance Community Schools
Section 2: The Four Pillars of a Comprehensive Community School Strategy
First Pillar: Integrated Student Supports
Second Pillar: Expanded and Enriched Learning Time and Opportunities
Third Pillar: Active Family and Community Engagement
Fourth Pillar: Collaborative Leadership and Practices
Section 3: Resources You Can Use
Messaging: How to Effectively Communicate for Community Schools
Model Legislation
Community Schools in ESSA State Plans
Implementation Resources

The Community Schools Playbook was produced for the Partnership for the Future of Learning by the Public Leadership Institute in partnership with the Coalition for Community Schools. Research for the Community Schools Playbook was conducted by the Learning Policy Institute, the National Education Policy Center, and Research for Action.

The Community Schools Playbook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.