“City Connects results offer powerful support for what should be common sense: when we address the challenges poor students face both within and beyond schools, they flourish.” –Learning First Alliance “Public School Insights” blog
December 11, 2010
Boston Globe Editorial
Students can achieve more when they come to school prepared to learn. City Connects offers a glimpse into how that system might clear away some of the many barriers that stand between children and their education.
December 2, 2010
The Boston College Chronicle
A new approach to supporting elementary schools has grown from a test case developed at Boston College to a proven model that is quickly capturing the imagination of education reformers both inside and outside of troubled urban schools.
November 29, 2010
City Connects, a program tending to the needs that can impede students' ability to do well academically and socially, expands as Governor Deval Patrick is pushing for an overhaul of dozens of low-achieving schools and more innovative approaches to address the academic, emotional, and social well-being of students.
November 12, 2010
Download copies of the slides that were presented at the City Connects conference, Optimized Student Support: Best Practices for Schools and Community Agencies.
October 4, 2010
With the support of the New Balance Foundation, City Connects site coordinators distributed the health-focused kids' magazine "ChopChop" to all City Connects third-graders--nearly 1,000 students.
October 1, 2010
City Connects was among the highly-rated proposals received by the U.S. Department of Education for the "Investing in Innovation" (i3) program.
September 28, 2010
Dr. Walsh discusses the tenets of optimized student support, how City Connects developed its unique school-community-university partnership, and how data informs our work.
September 8, 2010
Made possible by the state's School Improvement Grants, City Connects will be implementing its model in seven of Boston's "turnaround' elementary schools. This expansion brings City Connects to a total of 17 Boston Public Schools for the 2010-11 academic year.
July 4, 2010
The Future of Teaching
City Connects is identified as an example of a program encouraging policy makers to acknowledge the context of schools in education reform efforts.
July 1, 2010
Public School Insights
A principal and site coordinator, each from a City Connects school, provide an insider's view of CCNX at work.
June 18, 2010
Public School Insights
An innovative program out of Boston College is making a big difference for children in Boston elementary schools. City Connects' results offer powerful support for what should be common sense: When we address the challenges poor students face both within and beyond schools, they flourish.
June 13, 2010
Students from City Connects schools participated in the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force annual Youth Summit at Boston College, where they pledged to make positive choices when faced with drugs or alcohol.
May 4, 2010
The Eliot School in Boston's North End kicked off its walking club with a 2-mile trek down Boston's Esplanade. Held in conjunction with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the students learned about the positive health effects to be gained from walking. Also covered by:
Boston College Magazine
The business of public schools is to educate children. The business of the Lynch School’s Boston Connects program is to enable that education.