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TES | June 16, 2017
Schools alone cannot level the playing field for disadvantaged students, the founder of the Harvard Education Redesign Lab tells Jessica Powell. What we need, he says, is more ‘connective tissue’ between health, social care, and education.
San Francisco Chronicle | June 2, 2017
Just over a year ago, Darius Aikens was homeless, couch-surfing from one friend’s place to the next, while trying to keep up with his junior-year classes at Oakland High. It wasn’t easy, but he knew if he kept his grades up and graduated, college was not only possible, but guaranteed...
Strada Education Network | May 25, 2017
In Louisville, it became clear that the path to successful careers starts long before 20-somethings have their first job interviews. In fact, we’re already taking the first steps toward our future careers around the same time we learn to walk. That’s why we created Cradle to Career in 2014. It’s...
Salem News | May 21, 2017
Another system-wide improvement noted under the plan is the City Connects program, a Boston-based program that would connect students in all of Salem’s elementary and middle schools with resources to help with non-academic issues, such as housing, counseling and other issues. The program is slated to begin next year, with...
HGSE News | May 15, 2017
Inspired by the successful Harlem Children’s Zone model, the Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink supports Promise Neighborhoods to wrap children in education, health, and social supports from cradle to career.
Wicked Local: Somerville | May 9, 2017
At its 25th Anniversary Celebration held recently in Boston, Breakthrough Greater Boston announced that it will open a new site in Somerville. BTGB, which already has sites in Cambridge and Boston, will partner with the Somerville Public Schools.
Brown Daily Herald | April 11, 2017
Residents and educators of all backgrounds gathered to create a future vision for the city’s education system at the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit, April 8.
City of Providence | March 22, 2017
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced today that Providence's Summer of Learning initiative will continue with expanded summer learning opportunities for 2017. "In Providence, we're All In for education and that means that we have to take advantage of every opportunity our kids have to learn," said Mayor Jorge Elorza. "This commitment...
Salem News | March 19, 2017
Education is about to get a little more personal in the city’s elementary and middle schools. School leaders are gearing up for City Connects, a student support program that uses local staff and teachers to track individual students’ needs. The program is expected to launch next school year, but it...
East Bay Times | January 27, 2017
In an effort to continue work on former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper program, Mayor Libby Schaaf has hired Ricardo Huerta Niño as the city’s first director of collective impact. [My Brother's Keeper] is directed at young men of color, intended to ease their path through school into the...