Closing the Achievement Gap

School, Community, Family Connections

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 29, 2008

Summary

Getting low-income kids to succeed in school really does take a village – or a community of support.  This Casey investment snapshot shows how community schools build strong school/family/community connections that support everyone’s success.

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Key Takeaway

Over $33 million in new home construction and renovation surround the Indianapolis school community.

In 2007, 70% of students graduated from an Indianapolis, Indiana community school which had a 30% graduation rate as a public high school.

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