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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
Rosenberg, Jeff – Wallace Foundation, 2018
Many public school districts are seeking to expand or launch voluntary summer learning programs, especially for children from low-income families. These children experience setbacks over the summer compared to their more affluent peers. Most studies have found that students from low-income families learn less during the summer than do students…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Summer Schools, Camps, Parent Attitudes
Mendels, Pamela – Wallace Foundation, 2017
School district officials have faced the urgent task in recent years of ensuring that all schools, not just a lucky few, benefit from sure-footed leadership by professionals who know how to focus on instruction and improve it. The question boils down to this: How can districts develop a pipeline of great school principals? Research about a Wallace…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Qualifications, School Districts, Administrator Characteristics
Mendels, Pamela, Ed. – Wallace Foundation, 2016
What is the state of university-based principal preparation programs? How are these essential training grounds of future school leaders viewed--by themselves as well as by the school districts that hire their graduates? Do the programs need to improve? If so, by what means? This publication seeks to help answer those questions by bringing together…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement
Saltzman, Amy – Wallace Foundation, 2016
Principals have a difficult job. It requires them to be instructional leaders, managers and mentors, all with the goal of helping every student succeed. How can school districts provide principals the support they need to excel in this challenging position? This Stories from the Field report explores how some school districts are responding to…
Descriptors: Principals, Supervisors, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
Gill, Jennifer – Wallace Foundation, 2016
At one time, finding an assistant principal for a public school in Denver entailed a search through "a gajillion résumés," in the words of one local school district administrator. Even then, some ideal candidates likely fell through the cracks. Those days are over, owing to the development by Denver Public Schools of a "leader…
Descriptors: School Districts, Administrator Qualifications, Personnel Selection, Administrator Education
Mendels, Pamela – Wallace Foundation, 2016
School district officials have faced the urgent task in recent years of ensuring that all schools, not just a lucky few, benefit from sure-footed leadership by professionals who know how to focus on instruction and improve it. The question boils down to this: How can districts develop a pipeline of great school principals? Research about a Wallace…
Descriptors: Principals, Urban Schools, School Districts, Administrator Characteristics
Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2015
With many cities showing an interest in afterschool system building and research providing a growing body of useful information, this Wallace Perspective offers a digest of the latest thinking on how to build and sustain an afterschool system, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this promising work. The report (a follow-up to a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Development, Sustainability, Leadership Responsibility
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Goldring, Ellen; Grissom, Jason A.; Neumerski, Christine M.; Murphy, Joseph; Blissett, Richard; Porter, Andy – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This three-volume report describes the "SAM (School Administration Manager) process," an approach that about 700 schools around the nation are using to direct more of principals' time and effort to improve teaching and learning in classrooms. Research has shown that a principal's instructional leadership is second only to teaching among…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Improvement
Harlow, Bob; Heywood, Tricia – Wallace Foundation, 2015
This case study examines how The Clay Studio, a ceramic-arts studio, gallery and shop in Philadelphia, attracted younger audiences to its workshops and exhibits. In 2007, the studio became concerned that its audience was getting older and few newcomers were signing up for classes or making purchases. The studio had to engage younger professionals…
Descriptors: Art Education, Ceramics, Experiential Learning, Workshops
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