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Past Events

Building Systems for Student Success: A Conference on the Science, Practice, and Potential of Integrated Student Support

November 13th, 2018

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and BC's Optimized Student Support cohosted a conference of education leaders, state policy makers, and discerning funders interested in learning more about effective ways to address students’ comprehensive needs and advance integrated student support strategies. 


Webinar on Achieving a 90 Percent Graduation Rate

December 7th, 2017

The webinar featured City Connects and Turnaround for Children and was hosted by GradNation and America’s Promise.
Missed the webinar? You can review the slides and listen to the recording here.


Measuring School Climate in Massachusetts

December 11th, 2017

Organized by the Rennie Center, and co-hosted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MassINC, Boston University, and Boston College, the conference explored the connection between school climate and student success and how school climate measurement and results can be used to better our schools. To learn more, See the Research Brief here.


ASCD Whole Child, Whole Person Summit: Redefining Achievement, Education, and Well-Being

October 22nd & October 23rd, 2017

Murray Room, Boston College

ascd whole child conference banner

Join ASCD and Boston College's Lynch School of Education for this inaugural event highlighting the need to redefine education to address the whole child and, ultimately, the whole person.

See the program, list of speakers, and registration info at the ASCD website.

Comprehensive Services for Children in Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda for Integrated Student Support

October 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2017

Boston College

AERA student support conference

Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and hosted by the Center for Optimized Student Support.