The Weekly Connect 10/29/18

Here’s the new edition of The Weekly Connect. Check it out and sign up to have it delivered to your inbox! These are some of the things we’ve been reading about: Education Week explores how principals manage job pressure.  Federal legislation funds grants to help schools with the opioid crisis. Boston College’s Center for Optimized Student Support … Continue reading “The Weekly Connect 10/29/18”

The Weekly Connect 4/16/18

Here’s the new edition of The Weekly Connect. Check it out and sign up to have it delivered to your inbox! These are some of the things we’ve been reading about: Urban school districts improving at a faster rate than all the nation’s schools. Universal preschool is cost-effective. State legislators have filed hundreds of bills to address … Continue reading “The Weekly Connect 4/16/18”

From Awareness to Action in Minnesota

  Laurie Acker’s experience with City Connects shows how awareness of students’ needs can lead to action. “The big ‘A ha,’ that I had with City Connects was hearing that 65 percent of why there is an achievement gap has nothing to do with schools or teachers,” explains Acker, who has worked as both a … Continue reading “From Awareness to Action in Minnesota”

A City Connects Coordinator focuses on health and wellness

When Will Osier became the City Connects Coordinator at Boston’s Chittick Elementary School, he built on the school’s existing efforts and focused on health and wellness. This was in addition to the daily work that coordinators do. The magic ingredient: Osier created a team, a Boston Public School wellness council to create hands-on learning opportunities … Continue reading “A City Connects Coordinator focuses on health and wellness”

A national study finds evidence that Integrated Student Supports can have long-term benefits for children

Here at City Connects, we know that providing students with services — such as tutoring, housing, and medical care — helps them succeed in school because we have the data. Nationally, Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization, has taken look at integrated student supports (ISS)  — a school-based approach to promoting academic success by providing … Continue reading “A national study finds evidence that Integrated Student Supports can have long-term benefits for children”

The Weekly Connect 12/11/17

Here’s the new edition of The Weekly Connect. Check it out and sign up to have it delivered to your inbox! These are some of the things we’ve been reading about: Child Trends looks at integrated student supports. Student teachers who have more multicultural awareness spur greater student success. How the Senate’s tax bill would affect schools. … Continue reading “The Weekly Connect 12/11/17”

City Connects’ Community Partner Breakfast

“Finally, finally, finally, the whole child is back on the agenda and that’s very, very exciting for all of us in this room,” Mary Walsh said last week at City Connects’ annual Community Partner Breakfast. Educators and community leaders attended the breakfast, which was held at Suffolk University Law School. The theme was “Supporting the … Continue reading “City Connects’ Community Partner Breakfast”