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Fehrer, Kendra; Tognozzi, Nicole – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2018
Over the last two decades, a rising number of families with preschool age children speak a language other than English at home (Espinosa, 2010). Known as Dual Language Learners, or DLLs, they are likely to enter kindergarten already academically behind. This gap persists throughout high school, resulting in vastly different academic and life…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
Fehrer, Kendra; Tognozzi, Nicole – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2018
This brief shares findings from a formative evaluation of Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI) programs at two early learning sites. At each, ECLDI provided training and support to program leadership, teaching teams, and families. The brief provides a summary of the report and discusses lessons for the field. [This three-part…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education
Ansari, Soodie; Fehrer, Kendra; Tognozzi, Nicole – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2018
Over the last two decades, a rising number of families with preschool age children speak a language other than English at home. Known as Dual Language Learners, or DLLs, they are likely to enter kindergarten already academically behind. This gap persists throughout high school, resulting in vastly different academic and life outcomes between DLLs…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children
Sipes, Laurel; Ruiz de Velasco, Jorge – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2017
San Francisco's Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is a federally-funded Promise Neighborhood initiative that supports community-based organizations, schools, and other public agencies to work in defined neighborhoods and build integrated supports for children and youth from cradle to college and career. Since 2013, the Gardner Center has…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Youth Opportunities, Neighborhoods, Community Programs
Baharav, Hadar; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Obradovic, Jelena; Bardack, Sarah – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2017
In San Francisco, where both housing costs and income inequality continue to grow, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is increasingly focused on supporting homeless children and families. To inform this work, SFUSD partnered with Stanford University's Graduate School of Education (GSE) and John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Mobility, Resilience (Psychology)
Fehrer, Kendra; Tognozzi, Nicole – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2017
The Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI) aims to support the success of young dual language learners (DLL's) currently enrolled in State-funded early learning programs in San Mateo County. Established in 2003 and administered by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), ECLDI provides a comprehensive professional development…
Descriptors: Preschools, Public Schools, English Language Learners, Faculty Development
Biag, Manuelito; Gerstein, Amy; Fehrer, Kendra; Sanchez, Monika; Sipes, Laurel – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2016
The four case examples presented in this brief are drawn from the Gardner Center's substantial experience conducting rigorous research in research-practice partnerships. The first case describes a partnership approach that enhances a school district's capacity to use integrated longitudinal data to tackle persistent problems of practice and…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Inquiry, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education
Henderson, Jamila; Biscocho, Francine; Gerstein, Amy – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2016
The Youth Arts and Music Center Initiative is a community-wide effort to design and build an arts center in East Palo Alto. The six-year process, supported by the Goldman Foundation, centered on youth leadership and the arts, and engaged a cross-sector collaborative of partner organizations in an attempt to address the city's shortage of existing…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Learner Engagement, Arts Centers, Community Programs
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2016
This document outlines how effectively integrated student supports build or scaffold student competencies in five broad domains of learning for college, career, and civic readiness. Relevant supports are not limited to "services" or "programs" but extend to enabling resources and social conditions, including, for example,…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Student Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Access to Education
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Newman, Elizabeth; Borsato, Graciela – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2016
This report proposes a conceptual framework for defining and implementing a system of integrated student supports that provides equitable access to college and career readiness via Linked Learning pathways in high schools. The framework emphasizes the central commitment of the Linked Learning approach to challenge prevailing norms of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Instructional Design, Integrated Services
Fehrer, Kendra; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Messner, Erica; Riley, Nicole – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2016
Since 2014, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) has partnered with the Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University (Gardner Center) to support OUSD's efforts to assess, enhance, and scale their community schools work. They began by working with the district to develop a System Strategy Map to articulate the district's…
Descriptors: Community Schools, School Districts, Program Implementation, Models
Ruiz de Velasco, Jorge – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2015
The learning demands of college, career, and civic readiness imply that all young people in public schools must have access to deeper learning opportunities that will prepare them to master rigorous academic content, think critically, work collaboratively, and learn to apply classroom learning to real-world contexts. As well, districts are being…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Sanchez, Monika – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2015
Playworks is a program that aims to create "safe, inclusive school environments where kids can grow, lead, and thrive" (Playworks, 2013a). Through trained, full-time coaches focused on recess in low-income elementary schools across the country, Playworks provides opportunities for inclusive play, and physical activity. Based on prior…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Play, Inclusion
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2015
Oakland is home to one of the most demographically diverse populations in the country, with residents of different racial, ethnic, national, linguistic, and other cultural groups. In response to these vast disparities, in 2010, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) launched an initiative to transform all district schools into full service…
Descriptors: School Districts, Community Schools, Educational Change, Models
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2015
This brief is part of a series that shares findings from a research collaboration between the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) focused on understanding implementation of the community school model in the district. Community schools aim to address students'…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Program Implementation, Models, School Districts
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