This issue of Community Investments focuses on the intersection between education and community development in an attempt to identify shared goals and seed a conversation between the two sectors. The articles in this issue examine broad trends in educational equity and new models for better integrating community development and schools. We address issues such as the importance of setting standards for collective impact and explore how a thriving network of community schools in Multnomah County, Oregon is strategically aligning youth, family, and community services with schools to improve educational outcomes. The issue also examines the widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor, which has important implications for inequality in America.
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