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Brown, Ethan; Fields, Jane; Halloran, Clare – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2020
There is broad consensus that education and workforce training are closely linked to economic wellbeing. Earning a family-sustaining hourly wage (FSHW) serves as an important indicator of a family's economic well-being. Understanding how individuals achieve a FSHW is key to the work of various stakeholders, including educators, policy makers,…
Descriptors: Wages, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment
Fields, Jane; Halloran, Clare; Peterson, Kristin – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2019
The Minnesota Principals Academy (MPA) is an executive development program designed to enhance the performance of school leaders in order to improve educational outcomes for students. The Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement (CAREI) serves as the program evaluator with the intention of providing information on the extent to which…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Leadership Training
Fields, Jane; Halloran, Clare; Peterson, Kristin – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2019
The Minnesota Principals Academy (MPA) is an executive development program that provides ongoing professional development to Minnesota's school leaders by connecting theory to practice. The program is housed in the University of Minnesota's Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the College of Education and Human…
Descriptors: Principals, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Leadership Training
Fields, Jane; Peterson, Kristin; Fagerlund, Chelsey – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2017
The Minnesota Principals Academy (MPA) is an 18-month executive development program designed to enhance the performance of school leaders and improve educational outcomes for students. MPA uses the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) executive development program, to provide principals with research-based information that they can use…
Descriptors: Principals, Management Development, Leadership Training, Program Evaluation
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2016
Minnesotans value education. Education is the largest financial investment in the state budget, and those investments place Minnesota students among the top performers in the nation. Still, substantial gaps in opportunity and performance persist. The three purposes of the needs assessment were to: (1) Describe infrastructure, capacity, and costs…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Needs Assessment, Information Utilization, Program Evaluation
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2016
The Canoemobile program serves as a floating classroom that provides fun and engaging, water-based activities to connect urban youth to the natural world through hands-on, outdoor learning on local waterways in cities across America. The results of the program evaluation suggest that Canoemobile is meeting its primary objectives of engaging…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Physical Environment, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
Fields, Jane; Harty, Claire; Desjardins, Christopher D. – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2016
This report is based upon work supported by the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The Social Innovation Fund combines public and private resources to grow the impact of innovative, community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving…
Descriptors: Hmong People, African Americans, Program Effectiveness, Culturally Relevant Education
Dupuis, Danielle N. – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2015
The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) conducted two analyses with the purpose of examining the association between elementary school start time and students' academic achievement in mathematics and reading in Wayzata Public Schools. The first analysis examined the association between elementary school start time and…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Educational Improvement
Dretzke, Beverly; Ingram, Debra; Peterson, Kristin; Sheldon, Timothy; Wahlstrom, Kyla; Baker, Julia; Crampton, Anne; Farnsworth, Elyse; Lim, Alicia Zhi Hoon; Yap, Shannen – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2015
Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 8 and 122A.41, Subdivision 5, require that all districts evaluate teachers beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. In response to the statutes, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) convened a work group in early winter 2011 to consult with the MDE Commissioner to develop a state model for teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Evaluation, State Departments of Education, State Legislation
Dretzke, Beverly J.; Yap, Shannen – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2015
Transforming Education Through the Arts and Media (TEAM) is an arts integration program based on the concept of the 21st century transliterate learner who acquires knowledge and interacts across a range of tools, platforms, and media. Over a period of four years, TEAM was implemented in seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms by the Center for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Effectiveness
Wahlstrom, Kyla L.; Dretzke, Beverly J.; Gordon, Molly F.; Peterson, Kristin; Edwards, Katherine; Gdula, Julie – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2014
The results from this three-year research study, conducted with over 9,000 students in eight public high schools in three states, reveal that high schools that start at 8:30 AM or later allow for more than 60% of students to obtain at least eight hours of sleep per school night. Teens getting less than eight hours of sleep reported significantly…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Schedules, Health, Academic Achievement
Ingram, Debra – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2013
Neighborhood Bridges is a nationally recognized literacy program using storytelling and creative drama to help children develop their critical literacy skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives. In 2012-2013, a total of 640 students in grades three through six from twenty-three classrooms in eleven schools across the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Story Telling, Drama, Critical Literacy
Ingram, Debra – Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2011
In 2010-2011, students in twenty-five classrooms from eleven schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area participated in The Children's Theatre Company's Neighborhood Bridges (Bridges) program. The Children's Theatre Company contracted with the University of Minnesota's Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Story Telling, Drama, Critical Literacy