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The People Who Make Community Schools Work

Five years ago, I was getting ready to teach at Brooklyn Center High School. Both during my time there and in the years afterward, one of the aspects of the school that has stuck with me the most is its commitment to being a full-service community school. While it’s easy to use “community school” and “neighborhood school” interchangeably, community schools as described by the Coalition for Community Schools coordinate with community partners to provide a range of services on site that help students and families challenge the various barriers, like…

VIDEO: Lego Learning in the Library

Minnesota 2020 traveled to the Zumbrota Public library for their Lego Creation Contest which allows children to explore their imagination and build their own creations. Daniel Roberts, an Exhibit Fabricator from the Science Museum of Minnesota, was a special guest judge for the Lego Club contest. Roberts shared how playing with the popular plastic construction toys as a child set the path for his career as a professional builder. Legos are a great way for young children to develop their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. All of the…