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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
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
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
Mielke, Monica; Butler, Alisha – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2013
In 2006, 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council introduced an initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal science educational opportunities through…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Youth, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
Mielke, Monica; LaFleur, Jennifer; Butler, Alisha; Sanzone, Joy – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2012
In 2006 4-H National Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National 4-H Council introduced a new initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Science Careers
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
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