Survey of the American Teacher
Communities In Schools weighs in on MetLife’s "Survey of the American Teacher Report."
When 64 percent of teachers report students and families needing increased health and social support services, and 35 percent reporting more students coming to school hungry, the importance of bringing in community services in a targeted, integrated way becomes even clearer. In 3,000 schools nationwide, Communities In Schools does exactly that, working with principals and teachers to identify needs, and then leverage community resources to meet those needs so that teachers can teach, and students can learn. MetLife has done a real service to the education reform debate by highlighting these issues, and by providing support to organizations like Communities In Schools to address these challenges.
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