Urban Leaders Network for School Culture & Student Support

Currently, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education convenes five "urban networks" for district leadership (math, literacy and science leaders, ELL directors and superintendents).  Following this model, SMI has launched a network group open to anyone from an urban or Gateway city who overseas or coordinates student support, social-emotional aspects of learning, school climate/culture, or wraparound strategies.  Participants might include student support administrators (academic and non-academic), wraparound coordinators, district staff involved in community partnershi development or community & family engagement, etc.  

Check out the Mass ESE site for more information on meetings and events.


In a Nutshell

Founded in 1985 at Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management, School & Main Institute (SMI) has grown into a nationally recognized, independent non-profit training and partnership development organization that has worked with organizations and state agencies in more than 35 states.


School & Main Institute staff and faculty have years of expertise as organizational leaders, program developers, trainers, and facilitators in the fields of education, workforce preparation, youth and community development.

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