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Inside Full-Service Community Schools

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A step-by-step educator's guide to integrating health, community services, and academic achievement in schools.

Inside Full-Service Community Schools combines the on-site knowledge of school principal Sue Maguire, who has created a model full-service community school, with the deep experience and understanding of research-advocate Joy Dryfoos, who has tracked the development of these school transformation models across the country. The result is a highly practical, real-world guide with a unique local-national perspective. Topics include:


  • Getting started
  • Providing a range of services
  • Staffing: what works and what doesn't
  • Collaborating with the government and private sector
  • Involving parents
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Funding
  • Sustaining the school

    In this groundbreaking work, experts Dryfoos and Maguire share both personal and comparative models, examining the full spectrum of community schools in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The book is ideal for reformers, administrators, and anyone interested in the future of education in America.



About The Authors

Joy Dryfoos is an independent consultant and writer. She is a founding member of the Coalition for Community Schools and a senior consultant to the Public Education Network’s Schools and Community Initiative. She resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Sue Maguire has been an educator since 1977, a teacher for 15 years, and an administrator for 10 years. She is currently the principal at Molly Stark School in Bennington, Vermont, and is an adjunct instructor in graduate administration courses at Massachusetts College of Lib¬eral Arts in North Adams. She resides in North Bennington, Vermont.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (February 5, 2019)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510736979

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