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 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.


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

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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 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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