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Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2022
Afterschool, summer and other out-of-school-time (OST) programs provide young people with a range of opportunities. Youth participants can build positive relationships with peers and adults, develop and hone academic and other skills, and engage in apprenticeships and other forms of intergenerational learning. However, there is a persistent and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, After School Programs, Minority Group Students, Access to Education
Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2022
Despite ample research evidence about the benefits of out-of-school-time (OST) programs, recent studies have revealed an increasing gap in access to and engagement in OST between youth from working-class and middle-class backgrounds. There are both immediate and long-term implications of this difference in high-quality program participation, as…
Descriptors: Program Design, After School Programs, Equal Education, Student Attitudes
Goodyear, Leslie; Streit, Tony; Na'im, Alyssa; Bledsoe, Katrina; Broadstone, Meghan; Coleman, Katari; Greller, Sara; McMahon, Tracy; Rodriguez, Sheila; Rosenberg, Heidi; Shawa, Salma – Wallace Foundation, 2022
Many district-led summer learning programs are at the intersection of in-school and out-of-school time (OST) learning. These summer programs play a critical role in providing students with academic supports and enrichment during the summer months. Districts offer a range of program types, but most are motivated by district and state policies…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, School Districts, COVID-19, Pandemics
Grissom, Jason A.; Egalite, Anna J.; Lindsay, Constance A. – Wallace Foundation, 2021
The report is an update to the 2004 literature review, "How Leadership Influences Student Learning," which helped establish the importance of principals after concluding that school leadership was second only to classroom instruction in school-related impacts on student learning. The updated synthesis draws on 219 research studies about…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Qualities
Goldring, Ellen; Rubin, Mollie; Herrmann, Mariesa – Wallace Foundation, 2021
Over the past 25 years, the number of assistant principals has been steadily increasing, as has the number of principals with prior experience as an assistant principal. However, the knowledge base on assistant principals has not grown in parallel with their increased presence in schools. There is also little discussion about how the assistant…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Role, Diversity, Incidence
Wallace Foundation, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act has made funds available to states and districts to speed up recovery from the effects of COVID-19, including addressing learning loss. The Wallace Foundation has distilled evidence from its work that may be helpful in informing choices about how to spend those funds, as well as how to implement key strategies. The…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Social Emotional Learning, Educational Change, School Closing
Wallace Foundation, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act has made funds available to states and districts to speed up recovery from the effects of COVID-19, including addressing learning loss. The Wallace Foundation has distilled evidence from its work that may be helpful in informing choices about how to spend those funds, as well as how to implement key strategies. Summer…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Summer Programs
Wallace Foundation, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act has made funds available to states and districts to speed up recovery from the effects of COVID-19, including addressing learning loss. The Wallace Foundation has distilled evidence from its work that may be helpful in informing choices about how to spend those funds, as well as how to implement key strategies.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, After School Programs
Wallace Foundation, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act has made funds available to states and districts to speed up recovery from the effects of COVID-19, including addressing learning loss. The Wallace Foundation has distilled evidence from its work that may be helpful in informing choices about how to spend those funds, as well as how to implement key strategies.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Manna, Paul – Wallace Foundation, 2021
State policy contributes to the overall environment that affects how school principals emerge, develop, and lead their schools. School districts are most proximate to the work that principals do and therefore have the most direct, regular engagement with candidates for the principalship, principals in training, and principals on the job. As a…
Descriptors: Principals, State Policy, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Officials
Stephenson, Stefani Pautz; Hardy, Angela; Seylar, John; Wayman, Jeff; Peters, Vanessa; Beylin, Melissa; Roschelle, Jeremy – Wallace Foundation, 2021
While virtual learning environments are not new for many school leaders, the unexpected shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in intensified focus on the need for school leadership to ensure equitable learning in virtual environments. When considering virtual learning for the future, new and current adopters will have…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, COVID-19, Pandemics
Simkin, Linda; Charner, Ivan; Dailey, Caitlín Rose; Khatri, Safal; Thapa, Sanskriti – Wallace Foundation, 2021
This report is a follow-up to a 2012-2013 study (see ED611342), which found that 77 of 100 large U.S. cities were coordinating the work of out-of-school-time providers, government agencies, private funders, and others to provide high-quality afterschool programs to the children who stand to benefit most. The report provides a look at the state of…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Urban Areas, Public Agencies, Agency Cooperation
Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2019
This Wallace "Perspective" delves into what makes for a high-quality, voluntary summer learning program, one that provides children from disadvantaged communities with engaging academics as well as stimulating enrichment activities during the interval between the end of the school year and back-to-school time. Interest in these programs…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Enrichment Activities, Program Effectiveness
McClanahan, Wendy S.; Hartmann, Tracey A. – Wallace Foundation, 2018
A 2013 Wallace-commissioned report pointed to 10 principles that small, high-quality, arts-focused youth organizations appear to share. Four years later, an investigation into Wallace's Youth Arts Initiative showed that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), a multi-faceted federation of more than 4,000 clubhouses around the country, could…
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Youth Programs, National Programs, Art Education
Gill, Jennifer – Wallace Foundation, 2018
This research summary explores READS and the rigorous research behind its development over the years, as well as the program's outcomes and key components. The brainchild of James Kim, a Harvard University education professor, READS provides 10 free, carefully-matched books to third through fifth graders over the summer, along with three key…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Motivation, Books, Grade 3
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