Results & Impact
City Connects increases a student's chance for success, while they are in a City Connects school and throughout their lives.
Long-Term Positive Impact
Mary E. Walsh, Ph.D., et al. (2017). Reducing High School Dropout through Elementary School Student Support: An Analysis Including Important Student Subgroups. Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Optimized Student Support.
Mary E. Walsh, Ph.D., Joan Wasser Gish, J.D., M.A., Claire Foley, Ph.D., Maria Theodorakakis, M.A., Kirsten Rene, M.A. (2016). Principles of Effective Practice for Integrated Student Support. Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Optimized Student Support.
Foley, C., Theodorakakis, M., Walsh, M. E., DiNatale, P., & Raczek, A. (2015). Building a sustainable intervention to address the out-of-school factors affecting achievement: A primer and case study.Chestnut Hill, MA: Center for Optimized Student Support.
Long-term effects of integrated student support: An evaluation of an elementary school intervention on postsecondary enrollment and completion. Pollack, C., Lawson, J., Raczek, A. E., Dearing, E., Walsh, M., Kaufman, G. (Preprint).
The Long-Term Impact of Systemic Student Support in Elementary School: Reducing High School Dropout. AERA OPEN, Oct 2018. Terrence J. Lee-St. John, Mary E. Walsh, Anastasia E. Raczek, Caroline E. Vuilleumier, Claire Foley, Amy Heberle, Erin Sibley, Eric Dearing
Examining Estimates of Intervention Effectiveness Using Sensitivity Analysis. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Summer 2018. Chen An, Henry Braun, and Mary E. Walsh.
Can community and school‐based supports improve the achievement of first‐generation immigrant children attending high‐poverty schools? Dearing, E., Walsh, M. E., Sibley, E., Lee‐St John, T., Foley, C., & Raczek, A. E. (2016). Child Development, 87(3), 883-897. .
Wraparound services still worth it even after accounting for all costs.Wasser Gish, J., Dearing, E., and Walsh, M.E. (2016). The Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings Institute
A new model for student support in high-poverty urban elementary schools: Effects on elementary and middle school academic outcomes. Walsh, M. E., Madaus, G. F., Raczek, A. E., Dearing, E., Foley, C., An, C., Lee-St. John, T. J., & Beaton, A. (2014). American Educational Research Journal, 51(4), 704-737.
School-university partnerships: Reflections and opportunities. Walsh, M. & Backe, S. (2013). Peabody Journal of Education, 88(5), 594-607.
The Boston Connects program: Promoting learning and healthy development. Walsh, M. E., Kenny, M. E., Wieneke, K. M., & Harrington, K. R. (2008). Professional School Counseling, 12(2), 166-169.
Comprehensive Student Support: A benefit-cost analysis of City Connects, Brooks Bowden, Clive Belfield, Henry Levin, et. al., Center for Benefit Cost Studies of Education, Columbia University.
Examining Systems of Student Support, Brooks Bowden, Atsuko Muroga, Anyi Wang, et. al., Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Experiences of practitioners implementing comprehensive student support in high-poverty schools, Amy Heberle, Úna Ní Sheanáin, Mary Walsh, et. al., Improving Schools.
The Impact of Comprehensive Student Support on Teachers Knowledge of the Whole Child, Classroom Practice, and Teacher Support, Erin Sibley, Maria Theodorakakis, Mary E. Walsh, Claire Foley, Jessica Petrie, and Anastasia Raczek, Teaching and Teacher Education.