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Hildreth, Jeanine; Butler, Alisha – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2019
The Parent Leadership Institute (PLI) of Children's Aid (CA), funded via a 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant operated between the 2014-15 through 2018-19 school years. Key goals of the PLI included: (1) improving the capacity of parents to effectively engage in the school community in support of their child; and (2) increasing…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Leadership Training, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
Russell, Christina A.; Meredith, Julie – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2019
The Free Library of Philadelphia's Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP) is a key part of Philadelphia's comprehensive citywide Out-of-School Time (OST) system. For more than 25 years, the Free Library has offered children academic support and enrichment through LEAP, a free, voluntary, and drop-in program. At the request of the Free…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Library Services, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2019
In 2019, Policy Studies Associates conducted an evaluation of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP), focused on identifying program strategies to support early literacy development. The recommendations that emerged from this evaluation for the Free Library can also inform the efforts of other public…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Library Services, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2019
With more than 25 years of experience providing library-based out-of-school time (OST) programming to Philadelphia children and youth in grades preK-12, LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) offers insights into the distinct operations and contributions of drop-in programs. A 2019 evaluation of LEAP, conducted by Policy Studies…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Library Services, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2019
Grounded in the Free Library's mission to "advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity" and commitment to being an open and accessible community resource, LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) offers afterschool drop-in academic support and enrichment at libraries throughout Philadelphia. These promising strategies…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Library Services, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
Russell, Christina A.; Francis, Yavette – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
The New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) is a cross-agency initiative that aims to address the disparities in socioeconomic outcomes between young Black and Latino men and their peers. In support of this vision, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) launched a mentoring program in its Cornerstone Community…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth, Learner Engagement, Peer Relationship
MacFarlane, Jaclyn R.; Turner, Tandra T.; Russell, Christina A. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
Funded through the New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI), the Cornerstone Mentoring Program is designed to support youth in key life and educational transitions as they progress into middle and high school, through the development of relationships with positive and caring adults. Launched in 2012, the mentoring program is implemented in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Development, Community Programs, Youth
Hildreth, Jeanine L.; Butler, Alisha N. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
The 2016-17 school year marked the third full school year of operation of the Parent Leadership Institute (PLI) of Children's Aid (CA). The PLI is funded via a 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant. Key goals of the PLI include: (1) improving the capacity of parents to effectively engage in the school community in support of their…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Adult Education
Butler, Alisha N.; Hildreth, Jeanine L. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
In 2018, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the National Book Foundation (NBF) initiated a collaborative effort to bring Raising Readers to DYCD-funded program sites. Raising Readers is designed to ignite and strengthen adult participants' love of reading and, by modeling the habit of reading for pleasure,…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Reading Motivation, Reading Attitudes
Russell, Christina A.; Turner, Tandra T.; Butler, Alisha – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2018
Over the last two years, the District of Columbia has aligned policy, resources, and research to strengthen its network of out-of-school time (OST) services. OST programs include afterschool, before, and summer programs for children and youth. In 2017, the District of Columbia (D.C.) Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) launched the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, After School Programs, Summer Programs
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
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