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Spain, Angeline K.; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Dasgupta, Denali K.; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2018
In Chicago's Altgeld-Riverdale neighborhood, the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transitions Project (PKTP) promotes an intentional approach to early educational transitions through the implementation of classroom and community transition practices. PKTP brings together teachers and families from across all schools and early childhood centers…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Family School Relationship
Spain, Angeline K.; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Dasgupta, Denali K.; Lockaby, Tracey – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2018
In Chicago's Altgeld-Riverdale neighborhood, the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transitions Project (PKTP) promotes an intentional approach to early educational transitions through the implementation of classroom and community transition practices. PKTP brings together teachers and families from across all schools and early childhood centers…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Family School Relationship
Rich, Lauren; Mader, Nicholas; Pacheco-Applegate, Aida – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2017
This report examines the effect of a primary component of restorative justice (RJ) programming in one community-based organization (CBO) on students' behavioral and disciplinary outcomes in four Chicago high schools from 2014 to 2016. It looks at the effect of students' use of RJ programs offered in the CBO's "Peace Room" (PR) on rates…
Descriptors: Justice, Conflict Resolution, Theory Practice Relationship, Community Programs
Spielberger, Julie; Axelrod, Jennifer; Dasgupta, Denali; Cerven, Christine; Spain, Angeline; Kohm, Amelia; Mader, Nicholas – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2016
To support the effectiveness of afterschool programs in fostering skills youth need to succeed in school and life, a growing number of cities have invested in afterschool systems to coordinate disparate programs and funding streams. A primary function of most afterschool systems is to develop and maintain a data system to collect, analyze, and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Skill Development, Data Collection
Spielberger, Julie; Axelrod, Jennifer; Dasgupta, Denali; Cerven, Christine; Spain, Angeline; Kohm, Amelia; Mader, Nicholas – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2016
To support the effectiveness of afterschool programs in fostering skills youth need to succeed in school and life, a growing number of cities have invested in afterschool systems to coordinate disparate programs and funding streams. A primary function of most afterschool systems is to develop and maintain a data system to collect, analyze, and…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Skill Development, Data Collection
D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos; Rich, Lauren; Kwiatt, Jaclyn – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2013
A commonly held belief is that children whose families are struggling with poverty--and the housing, health, safety, and other concerns that often go with it--cannot focus on learning unless their nonacademic needs are met. This belief is supported by research showing that the children of poor parents who receive income supplements and other…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Financial Support, Integrated Services, Low Income Groups
Walker, Lisa J.; Rollins, S. Kwesi; Blank, Martin J.; Jacobson, Reuben – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2013
In June 2013, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and the Institute for Educational Leadership convened a group of stakeholders, researchers, and practitioners in Washington, DC. The group discussed the role of partnerships in advancing educational opportunities for low-income children and youth in the United States. They examined topics…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Educational Opportunities
D'Angelo, Angela Valdovinos; Rich, Lauren; Kohm, Amelia – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Most researchers, policymakers, and educators believe that children do better in school when their parents are involved in their education. However, there is no gold standard for how to engage parents. Consequently, schools often employ a broad range of "parent involvement" efforts, with little clear evidence about what works best and for whom.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Middle Schools, Motivation Techniques, Parent Participation
Benedetti, Genevieve – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Child abuse and neglect prevention is a complex field due, in part, to the diverse and numerous factors that can lead to maltreatment. As a result, prevention strategies, interventions, and initiatives must address multiple issues and rely on expertise from a variety of disciplines. This literature review considers recent and multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Prevention, Program Development
Walker, Lisa; Smithgall, Cheryl; Cusick, Gretchen Ruth – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
With the idea that schools in low-income urban areas require stronger communities to improve educational outcomes, this discussion paper examines questions related to the authentic engagement of communities in school and community partnerships. It presents three key ideas for considering authentic engagement: place-based policy, community-based…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, Grants, Guidelines
Weigensberg, Elizabeth; Schlecht, Colleen; Laken, Faith; Goerge, Robert; Stagner, Matthew; Ballard, Peter; DeCoursey, Jan – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
The workforce development system in Chicago and nationwide is multifaceted and includes public and private training providers that work with individuals of all ages and abilities. Broadly, the programs within the system aim to train their participants while preparing them to (re)enter the workforce, graduate them from the programs, and place them…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Employment Programs, Program Effectiveness, Influences
Spielberger, Julie; Gouvea, Marcia; Rich, Lauren – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
For more than a decade, Florida's Palm Beach County has been building a system of prevention and early intervention services to promote and support the healthy development and school readiness of children from birth to age 8. The county began this effort with a set of programs focused on serving families in four targeted geographic areas that have…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Child Abuse, School Readiness, Early Intervention
Smithgall, Cheryl; DeCoursey, Jan; Yang, Duck-Hye; Haseltine, Lisa – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Whether parents can overcome the problems that led to abuse and neglect of their children is the essence of questions surrounding efforts to return children to their parents once legal custody of a child has been granted to the child welfare agency. Consistent with a legal and policy framework protecting parental rights in the United States, the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Foster Care
Baker, Stephen; Johnson, Lauren; Turski, Konrad; Lockaby, Tracey; Daley, Kathleen; Klumpner, Susan – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Effective professional development is accepted as necessary for the improvement of afterschool program quality, which is itself a cornerstone for improving youth outcomes. But professional development is most effective when both individual participants are engaged and building relevant knowledge and skills, and the organizations to which they…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
Lesnick, Joy; Hart, Bonnie; Spielberger, Julie – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the participation of students in extended day programming at Donoghue Elementary School, a University of Chicago Charter School, during the 2009-2010 school year and explore whether participation was related to academic performance and improvement. Using the available written records, the authors found that…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Student Participation, Control Groups, Comparative Analysis
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