Schools benefit in many ways from the health of our larger community, but they are also micro-communities that, in turn, nourish the neighborhoods and cities that surround them.Read the whole thing.
Are we interested in supporting efforts to develop and sustain Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty as walkable, renewable and engaging places to live, for us and for future generations? If so, then neighborhood schools are critical. If you want a healthy neighborhood, if you want a healthy city, you need to support local schools.
Monday, June 15, 2015
School district should promote sustainable neighborhoods
In the June 15 Press-Citizen, Eric Gidal, a Horace Mann parent, writes about how schools play a role in sustaining neighborhoods and vice versa: