Aug 29, 2019

City Connects adds two new sites: Chattanooga, TN and Jamestown NY

"This is a story of how City Connects, which launched in eight county schools last September, is generating data and information that help schools understand students’ needs and meet them."

May 23, 2019

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria visit Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

"It’s budget season in Ohio, and last week, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted and other state officials, including Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, visited Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton to see City Connects in action."

Oct 22, 2018

AERA Open publishes a study that finds City Connects in elementary school leads to a lower dropout rate in high school

Boston College research study on high school dropout rates has been published by AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Educational Research Association. The study — “The Long-Term Impact of Systemic Support in Elementary School: Reducing High School Dropout” — found that elementary-school students who experienced City Connects see their dropout rates cut in half compared to children who don’t attend City Connects schools.

Apr 27, 2018

Comprehensive Services For Children In Poverty: What We Know And What We Need To Learn

To help schools and families prepare future generations Americans to compete in a rapidly changing economy and participate in 21st century civic and community life, strategies are needed to address the out-of-school factors that can interfere with learning.

Feb 26, 2018

City Connects prompts data-driven action in community schools in the Bronx

Studying data before designing services for students enables educators to target their work more effectively.

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"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."

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