Creating
Loving
Systems

Across Communities to Provide All Students an Opportunity to Learn

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Loving
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Today, most significant indicators related to education, health and the economic success of children and families continue to show pervasive gaps in outcomes for people of color and low-income individuals. This is unacceptable.

Creating <br />
Loving <br />
Systems

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Loving Cities Index

The Loving Cities Index helps cities begin the kinds of conversations and collaborations needed to adopt a comprehensive system of supports that provide all children with an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. The Index measures access to 24 community and school-based supports in four areas of impact:

CARE: supports that provide a healthy, nurturing environment for physical and mental development.

STABILITY: supports that provide a safe, healthy living environment consistently over time.

COMMITMENT: supports that ensure each student’s unique potential is recognized.

CAPACITY: supports to provide the expertise and resources to meet all children’s needs.

Schott Foundation Releases 2020 Loving Cities Index

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Explore the 2020 Cities:

Albuquerque, NMAtlanta, GADallas, TXDetroit, MIHartford, CTJackson, MSMiami, FLOakland, CAProvidence, RISt. Paul, MN

2018 Cities:

Baltimore, MDBuffalo, NYCharlotte, NCChicago, ILDenver, COLittle Rock, ARLong Beach, CAMinneapolis, MNPhiladelphia, PASpringfield, MA

 

Key Thermostat Indicators

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Care

  • Pre-Natal Health
  • Health Insurance
  • In-School Support Staff
  • Parks
  • Exposure to Air Toxins
  • Mental Health
  • Healthy Food

Commitment

  • Preschool Suspension Alternatives
  • K-12 Expulsions
  • K-12 In and Out of School Suspensions
  • Anti-Bullying Policies
  • School-to-Prison Alternatives
  • Early Childhood Education

Stability

  • Public Transit
  • Youth Mortality
  • Banking
  • Access to Affordable Housing
  • Livable Wages
  • Civic Participation

Capacity

  • Access to Rigorous Coursework
  • Experienced Teachers
  • Access to Advanced Curriculum
  • Economically-Integrated Schools
  • Teacher Salaries
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About the Loving Cities Index

About the Loving Cities Index

The Index framework draws from the wisdom of communities and a strong research base to identify 25 indicators that represent supports associated with academic and economic success.

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