Our mission is to study and share the most effective ways to address the out-of-school factors impacting student learning and thriving in schools, and to support practitioners in implementing evidence-driven integration of school and community resources.
The Systemic Student Support (S3) Academy is a district learning network created by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, and the Boston College Mary E. Walsh Center for Thriving Children. The S3 Academy is comprised of district and school teams from across Massachusetts that are working to transform their approaches to student support on behalf of the more than 85,000 students they serve.
A Framework For Supporting Students During COVID And Beyond
On February 11, the Boston College Mary E. Walsh Center for Thriving Children hosted a panel discussion entitled A Framework For Supporting Students During COVID And Beyond. This panel, made up of educators and student support professionals who have experience implementing systemic integrated student supports, helped to deepen understanding of integrated approaches to student support, as well as the ways in which such an approach is aligned with equity opportunities in our schools.