P-20 Community Schools / Wraparound Services

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This article details a new partnership between the UM's School of Education, the Kresge Foundation, Marygrove College, and Starfish Family Services. It follows a Preschool-age 20 model, meaning that early childhood education, family services, and post-secondary prep are incorporated along with standard K-12 schooling. The SoE will also be running a teacher residency program at the school, training new teachers in a model similar to medical school graduates. 

What do you think about the feasibility of implementing this model in more locations across the state? Since it is resource intensive, which elements do you think are the most important to benefit Michigan students? Should other schools around the state look to add more wrap around services, or is that not the responsibility of the education system?