Show Me the Budget
How can schools ensure that all students get a balanced education and equitable access to learning opportunities that prepare them for lifelong success? By partnering with strong, youth-serving community organizations, public schools can efficiently pool public and private resources to give students more and better learning time.
Under Principal Bayan Cadotte, PS 186 in Brooklyn teamed with NIA Community Services Network to add three more learning hours to the school day for 500 children each year. In the partners’ first year as an ExpandED School, students improved their state test scores by seven percentage points in English and 10 points in math. And 97 percent of families gave the school high marks on its learning climate.
In this video and accompanying one-pager, see how the partners worked with TASC to build a budget. As NIA Chief Executive Officer Mary Anne Cino said, “Each grant helps us to build a balanced, well-rounded school day.”