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ERIC Number: EJ790709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Aligning Systems to Create Full-Service Schools: The Boston Experience, so Far
Bundy, Andrew L.
New Directions for Youth Development, n107 p73-80 Fall 2005
In August 2000, twenty people met in a room in Boston to address two questions: (1) How can Boston create a network of community schools?; and (2) Does the action have to proceed one school at a time, or are there systematic changes that can advance the movement? For the next four years, these people worked together, without funding, a road map, or recognition, to determine how to spread full service schools across the city. The organization they created is called the Full-Service Schools Roundtable (FSR). Its mission is to advance the academic success and healthy development of students in Boston through integrated school-community partnerships. This article describes how the FSR was able to align the work of schools, human service organizations, families, and neighborhoods across entire communities to create Full-Service Schools. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts