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Gooden, Mark Anthony; Khalifa, Muhammad; Arnold, Noelle W.; Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Meyers, Coby V.; Welsh, Richard O. – Wallace Foundation, 2023
Effective principal pipelines can lead to benefits for student outcomes, according to a groundbreaking 2019 study. But could these pipelines be designed to advance a district's vision of equity as well? If so, what would that design look like? That's the question tackled in this think piece by a team of six education scholars. They consider how…
Descriptors: Principals, Equal Education, Leadership Styles, Culturally Relevant Education
Vitzthum, Virginia – Wallace Foundation, 2023
Out-of-school-time (OST) arts programs in historically marginalized communities have much to teach policymakers, funders, and arts program leaders--as well as educators at large. Furthermore, the researchers of a paper in Arts Education Policy Review argue that the arts, and OST arts in particular, can help us reimagine ways to design learning…
Descriptors: Art Education, After School Programs, Equal Education, Disadvantaged
Peppler, Kylie; Dahn, Maggie; Ito, Mizuko – Wallace Foundation, 2023
For some time now, the arts education community has designed for broader outcomes for youth. These programs intentionally foster not only youth achievements within the arts or academics, but also youth and community thriving--through outcomes such as youth civic engagement, occupational identities, and wellness. In this report, the authors seek to…
Descriptors: Art Education, Outcomes of Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes
West, Cassandra – Wallace Foundation, 2023
Achieving equity in education--that is, ensuring every student has the resources and tools they need to succeed--has become a key issue for the nation's schools. Equity does not apply just to classroom learning, however; it matters in afterschool, summer, and other out-of-school-time (OST) programs, too. Yet while research on equity in the OST…
Descriptors: Equal Education, After School Programs, Summer Programs, School Districts
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
Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2022
Jennifer Peck and the Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY), the organization Peck co-founded 25 years ago, have played a critical behind-the-scenes role in creating the conditions that led to California's massive funding commitment to expanded learning, the umbrella term for programs that take place before school, after school, between…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Social Cognition
Manna, Paul – Wallace Foundation, 2022
This paper summarizes research on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Leadership Learning Community (ELLC) and the University Principal Preparation Program (UPPI). The Wallace Foundation created these efforts and supported them financially to test ideas for improving the work of principals and enhancing the supports they receive on the job.…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Leadership Training, Faculty Development
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
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
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
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