Broader, Bolder, Better

Broader, Bolder, Better How Schools and Communities Help Students Overcome the Disadvantages of Poverty

Elaine Weiss and Paul Reville
paper, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-348-2
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cloth, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: June 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-349-9
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In Broader, Bolder, Better, authors Elaine Weiss, of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign, and Paul Reville, former Massachusetts secretary of education, 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 holistic, integrated student supports (ISS) from cradle to career, including traditional wraparound services like health, mental health, nutrition, and family supports, as well as expanded access to opportunities such as early childhood education, afterschool activities, and summer enrichment programs.


This timely book vividly demonstrates the need for national, state, and local leaders to better support students for success so that our nation can prosper. Elaine Weiss and Paul Reville’s recommendations for attention to the whole child, in and out of school, starting in early childhood have already demonstrated their value in many different communities throughout the country. At this moment in history, when the survival and success of individuals and society depend on effective learning for a knowledge-based society, they point the way to a productive future. — Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, and president of the Learning Policy Institute

Broader, Bolder, Better shines much-needed light on how we need to rethink our systems of education and child development. I can’t think of anything more urgent right now than refocusing our education reform conversation on a more holistic view of what it takes for children to be successful in school and life. Weiss and Reville illuminate the path forward. — Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, 2009–2016

This work is inspirational, demonstrating how to create ISS [integrated student supports] programs and how to encourage others to do the same. — Sheila Moore, Teachers College Record

Broader, Bolder, Better deserves similar attention from leaders in education, community, government and business sectors across the U.S. — Tom Hagley Jr., School Administrator

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About the Authors

Elaine Weiss is a former national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education. Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration and founding director of the Education Redesign Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter One

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