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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
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
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
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
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