Community schools: Will kids benefit from CA’s new education model?

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Araceli Huerta, community school coordinator at Sycamore Junior High School, aims to understand students’ lives outside of academia in order to help them achieve more. Photo by Robin Estrin.

California is spending billions revamping traditional public schools as community schools, which offer families more support. Questions about whether they improve academic results and enrollment remain.

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