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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This review summarizes virtually all available evidence on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs, based on a comprehensive literature search and review of studies published in 2000 or later. The review is motivated, in part, by a growing emphasis on using rigorous assessment of program impacts to inform decision-making in education…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Norton, Michael; Piccinino, Kelly – Research For Action, 2014
Research for Action (RFA) is currently in the second year of a five-year external evaluation of the Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) Initiative in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS). Project LIFT is a public-private partnership between CMS and the local philanthropic and business communities in Charlotte,…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Program Implementation, Educational Quality, Educational Environment
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Ingenuity program was designed to "provide Baltimore's brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum" (Ingenuity Project, 2014). It started in 1993 at two middle schools, one on the east side of Baltimore and the second on the west, but as of SY 2014-15 the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Acceleration (Education)
Roderick, Melissa; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
In 2007, spurred by University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade. The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 9, Academic Failure
McClanahan, Wendy S.; Gao, Jian; Sanders, Felcia – Research For Action, 2013
Community schools are an approach that has been adopted to respond to this educational crisis. By partnering with local agencies, community schools provide students and families with access to healthcare services, educational enhancement and recreational opportunities, family economic supports such as workforce development and income tax…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Middle School Students, Student Participation, Student Experience
Norton, Michael H.; Gold, Eva; Peralta, Renata – Research For Action, 2013
The Stoneleigh Foundation of Philadelphia has historically focused its strategic investments on improving outcomes for youth involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Stoneleigh began its support for youth courts by providing a fellowship award from 2009 to 2011 to public interest lawyer Gregory Volz to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Surveys, Models, Law Enforcement
Olson, Linda S.; Connolly, Faith; Kommajesula, Alok H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Out of School Time (OST) programs have been shown to promote positive personal, academic and social development (Huang, Gribbons, Kim, Lee, & Baker, 2000; Welsh et al., 2002). The Family League of Baltimore City works with partners to sponsor a range of after-school programs in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to provide healthy…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, After School Programs, Student Participation, Public Schools
Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
College readiness is becoming an increasingly important standard by which to measure school success and student achievement. While high school graduation and dropout prevention remain critical issues for educators, there is a substantial gap in outcomes between students who only earn a high school diploma and those who go on to obtain a college…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Criticism