Synopses & Reviews
In Broader, Bolder, Better, authors Elaine Weiss, of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign, and Paul Reville, former Massachusetts education secretary, make a compelling case for a fundamental change in the way we view education. The authors argue for a large-scale expansion of community-school partnerships in order to provide integrated student supports (ISS) from cradle to careers, including traditional wraparound services like mental health and nutrition supports, as well as early childhood education, afterschool and enrichment programs, and family supports.
The book builds on nine years of research by the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, a national initiative endorsed by more than sixty policy experts and leaders from across the country. It draws on case studies of effective ISS efforts in twelve diverse communities to illustrate the variety of strategies that can be adopted locally.
A call to action that also provides examples of communities that are successfully leveling the playing field for poor children, this book offers a detailed vision for building comprehensive systems to support all children.