Research has found that deeper learning can be achieved through authentic curricula and assessments, wrap-around services that address student social and emotional needs, and supportive, skill-building environments for educators. Community schools have been found to impact not just test scores, but also attendance and family engagement and a multitude of other indicators.
EdSource, July 8th, 2019
“When our teachers and parents told us the practice ran counter to everything else we said about Mendez being “the happiest place in the galaxy,” we listened. We participated in this year’s LA Unified pilot of reduced random searches, and for the 2019-20 school year, we were accepted to participate in the full wanding exemption pilot negotiated by the United Teachers of Los Angeles. Now that LA Unified’s Board has listened to our students and passed this resolution, we are happy to say that we will never again wand our students — not next year or any year after.”