Education Minnesota pushes for schools that serve as community hubs
Life at schools in Brooklyn Center isn’t just about the students in classrooms. Instead, the district throws open its doors for the community, offering resource rooms for families, after-school youth programs and health care services.
This new way of looking at schools — as community hubs — is leading to higher graduation rates and fewer student absences, school officials say.
“The whole vision of community schools is that schools are open all day, every day,” said Patrice Howard, director of community schools and partnerships with the Brooklyn Center Community Schools.