“Community schools” claim to be more than just schools in urban areas. They’re designed to boost graduation rates while also acting as a hub for the neighborhood. But school officials freely admit the model hasn’t helped test scores — which landed four Indianapolis community schools on the state’s intervention list last week. So has the community school model failed? StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited a community school on the west side of Indianapolis.
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