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Welcome to the
Full-service Schools Roundtable!

The Full-service Schools Roundtable is working to advance the healthy development and academic success of students through integrated school-community partnerships. 

Building on the work of several successful initiatives, the Roundtable is working to bring the full-service school model to scale in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. To achieve this goal, we sponsor convenings that highlight the benefits of full-service schools; commission and release research and policy reports; and promote policies that support the development of full-service schools throughout our city and Commonwealth. 

Roundtable Update

The Full-Service Schools
Roundtable invites you to:

Improving Student Outcomes through School-Community Partnerships

With special guest Hedy Chang from Attendance Works

November 21, 2013, 8:30-3:30 pm
Hogan Campus Center
College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Register here by November 14, 2013

Join us for a day where we look at deep, strategic partnerships that drive real change for kids. Systemic strategic partnerships from a variety of communities will take us into their work!

Featured topics include:
* Working Partnerships from a System Level
* Targeting Resources to Support Student Success
* Tackling Chronic Absenteeism Issues
* Partners & Parent Engagement
* Collaborator Confessions: What Works, What Doesn't and Why?

Come as an individual or with partners -- or come as a community team and use this opportunity to strengthen your collaborative ties!

Register online by November 14th at:

This special community capacity building session is hosted by the Child and Youth Readiness Cabinet, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Wraparound Zone Initiative * Coalition for Community Schools * Massachusetts Full-service Schools Roundtable *

School & Main Institute



On February 2, 2012, The Full-service Schools Roundtable and Boston Public Schools jointly released Schools at the Hub: Community Partnerships in the Boston Public Schools, the first report of its kind, which presents the results of a survey administered to all schools at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. With 93% of schools responding, the report provides extensive baseline data about the types and extent of partnerships providing supports to students and families. The report also cites some unevenness in partnerships across schools and calls for greater district involvement to ensure equity and accountability.

Schools at the Hub: Community Partnerships in the Boston Public Schools [PDF]

BPS News Release: New Report Assesses Partnership in the Boston Public Schools [PDF]




In October 2011, Abby Weiss, Executive Director of the Roundtable since November 2007, moved to a new position managing the MA Governor's Child and Youth Readiness Cabinet.  The Roundtable's Steering Committee is working to advance the mission of the organization. If you need assistance, please contact:

Matt LiPuma
Steering Committee Chair
Bob Kilkenny
Steering Committee Member

In the News

May 25, 2011 Education Week Commentary: Jeff Henig and Paul Reville discuss the importance non-school factors in supporting students' academic success. Read morel»

Secretary Reville has also written a blog post for Education Week that features full-service work in Massachusetts and links to our organization! Read more»

Congratulations to the Boston Public Schools and its DELTAS office for winning one of 11 U.S. Department of Education Full-service Community Schools grants nationwide!  Read more»

Richard Rothstein has produced an issue brief for the Economic Policy Institute in response to Joel Klein and Michelle Rhee's "manifesto" in the Washington Post on 10/13/10. Read more»

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