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Riley, Derek L.; Meredith, Julie – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2017
Many states across the nation are working to improve school leadership, some on a substantial scale. Several factors encourage state-level work focused on principals, including: research evidence of principal effects on student learning, flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), new national professional standards for principals,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, State Departments of Education, Faculty Development, Principals
Russell, Christina A.; Hildreth, Jeanine L.; Stevens, Pamela – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2016
The ExpandED Schools model for expanded learning is designed to transform schools by changing the use of time, both as experienced by students in learning and by teachers in instruction. The model is grounded in the belief that strategically adding time to the school day can enhance skills and knowledge and broaden horizons by engaging students in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Time Factors (Learning), Models, School Community Relationship
Anderson, Leslie M.; Turnbull, Brenda J. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2016
This is the fourth report from an evaluation of the Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI). This report addresses the implementation of principal evaluation and related support as of 2015, viewing implementation in the context of districts' aims, constraints, and capacity. Principal evaluation is part of the Wallace Principal Pipeline Initiative…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Standards
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Anderson, Leslie M.; Riley, Derek L.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R.; Aladjem, Daniel K. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2016
This is the fifth report from an evaluation of the Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI), in which six large urban school districts have received support for strengthening novice principals' capabilities through specific strategies. Data for the evaluation were collected from late 2011 through spring 2015, using interviews with district…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Standards
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Riley, Derek L.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
The third in a series of reports evaluating a multi-year Wallace initiative documents ways in which six districts are working to improve school leadership districtwide. It describes several new measures districts are implementing, including systematic support for assistant principals; the use of performance standards to hire and evaluate…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Administrator Education
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Riley, Derek L.; Arcaira, Erikson R.; Anderson, Leslie M.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
This first report of an ongoing evaluation of "The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative" describes the six participating school districts' plans and activities during the first year of their grants. The evaluation, conducted by "Policy Studies Associates" and the "RAND Corporation," is intended to inform…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Standards
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Riley, Derek L.; MacFarlane, Jaclyn R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
This second report of an ongoing evaluation of "The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative" describes the six participating school districts' activities in school leader preparation and support and analyzes their progress over two years. The evaluation, conducted by "Policy Studies Associates" and the "RAND…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Administrator Education
Foley, Eileen – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2010
In 2003, a few years after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began implementing its small schools reform agenda, the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced a plan to replace large failing high schools in New York City with 200 small schools. In short order, the foundation and the Chancellor became partners with…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, School Restructuring, Small Schools, High Schools
Foley, Eileen – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2010
In 2003, a few years after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began implementing its small schools reform agenda, the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced a plan to replace large failing high schools in New York City with 200 small schools. In short order, the foundation and the Chancellor became partners…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, School Restructuring, Small Schools, High Schools
Russell, Christina A.; Mielke, Monia B.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
In September 2005, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) launched the Out-of-School Time Programs for Youth (OST) initiative to provide young people throughout New York City with access to high-quality programming after school, on holidays, and during the summer at no cost to their families. Working closely with…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Implementation, Youth Programs, Agency Cooperation
Turnbull, Brenda J.; Haslam, M. Bruce; Arcaira, Erikson R.; Riley, Derek L.; Sinclair, Beth; Coleman, Stephen – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
The School Administration Manager (SAM) project, supported by The Wallace Foundation as part of its education initiative, focuses on changing the conditions in schools that prevent principals from devoting more time to instructional leadership. In schools participating in the National SAM Project, principals have made a commitment to increase the…
Descriptors: School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Educational Innovation
Palmiter, Andrea S.; Arcaira, Erikson R.; White, Richard N.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
Since the 2003-04 school year, Save the Children, U.S. Programs, has supported programming designed to improve reading skills among struggling students in rural areas. The literacy program includes both afterschool and in-school interventions with small groups of children. These are implemented by well-trained paraprofessionals and are designed to…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
Russell, Christina A.; Mielke, Monica B.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
In September 2005, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) launched the Out-of-School Time Programs for Youth (OST) initiative to provide young people throughout New York City with access to high-quality programming after school, on holidays, and during the summer at no cost to their families. Working closely with…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Implementation, Youth Programs, Agency Cooperation
Foley, Eileen M.; Allender, Sara; Cooc, North; Edwards, Sara; Riley, Derek R.; Reisner, Elizabeth R. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2009
Late in 2007 New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City reform organization, received a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation to organize select high schools and community partners into delivery systems that could improve student achievement. New Visions asked Policy Studies Associates, Inc. to provide research support for this effort in the…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, High Schools, Public Schools, Educational Change
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