BOOST Program taking root in New Haven

The Board of Education meeting on March 26, 2012 featured a presentation on Boost!, an effort by New Haven Public Schools to increase focus and accountability around the provision of quality wraparound supports and services within the schools. 
A key element of the New Haven School Change Initiative, Boost! complements improvements in schools by “wrapping around” the school day with supports and services that have been shown to contribute to academic success.  Through a partnership with the City of New Haven and United Way of Greater New Haven, Boost! brokers connections among schools, community-based providers and public agencies to support children’s overall development and assists schools in using data to make deliberate decisions about the services, programs and interventions they chose to utilize to support their students.
Boost! began in 2010 and is in five schools this year:  Barnard Magnet School, Clinton Avenue School, Metropolitan Business Academy, Troup Magnet School and Wexler-Grant School.
At the March 26th meeting, the next five schools were announced for Boost! participation:  Celentano Museum Academy, Hill Regional Career High School, John S. Martinez School, Strong School and Truman School.
Connect to the Boost! power point presentation here.  Read coverage by the New Haven Independent here
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