President Barack Obama has proposed to support community schools under a reformed 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, or CCLC. The Center for American Progress discussed the benefits of school-based services offered by community schools in the report, "A Look at Community Schools."
In addition, the proposed $210 million in funding for Promise Neighborhoods will allow for the replication of the highly successful Harlem’s Children’s Zone in communities across the country. The president is right to prioritize funding for school-level reforms that facilitate access to important social and health services for students and families.
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