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Devney, Allie; Harter, Katherine; Holm-Hansen, Cheryl; Sander, Mark; Serafin, Melissa – Wilder Research, 2020
In 2016, the University of Washington's School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center launched a three-year study examining the feasibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of a Brief Intervention Strategy for School Mental Health Clinicians (BRISC). SMART partnered with Wilder Research and the University of Maryland to…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
Serafin, Melissa; Atella, Julie – Wilder Research, 2020
The purpose of Diploma On! is to re-engage students who have dropped out of school within member districts and ultimately increase the graduation rate in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Program staff obtain student contact information from identified referral sources within each district, normally after a 15-day drop. Next, they contact the student…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs
Turner, Lindsay – Wilder Research, 2020
Intermediate School District 287 (ISD 287) provides intensive educational supports to its students. Like many school districts across the nation and in Minnesota, IDS 287 has contracted with police departments to station police officers (called "School Resource Officers") in school buildings. However, ISD 287 ended these contracts and,…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Safety, Coaching (Performance), Intervention
Gozali-Lee, Edith – Wilder Research, 2019
Minnesota has a persistent and substantial student achievement gap based on race and family income. There are also substantial achievement gaps between native English speakers and English learners (Minnesota Compass, n.d.). In 2019, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) worked with Hmong American Partnership (HAP) and Saint Paul Public Schools…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity, Family Income
MartinRogers, Nicole; Kinoglu, Sera; Bell, Sheila – Wilder Research, 2019
In 2007, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) law was passed in Minnesota mandating newborn hearing screening. Recognizing that a number of state-level agencies and statewide advocacy and direct services organizations share responsibility for serving deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing children and youth, the Minnesota Commission…
Descriptors: Deafness, Deaf Blind, Hearing Impairments, Planning Commissions
Atella, Julie – Wilder Research, 2019
The purpose of Diploma On! is to re-engage students who have dropped out of school within member districts and ultimately increase the graduation rate in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Staff from the program obtains contact information for students from identified referral staff within each district, normally after a 15-day drop. Next, they contact…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs
Turner, Lindsay – Wilder Research, 2019
Intermediate School District 287 (ISD 287) provides intensive educational supports to its students. ISD 287 staff use a variety of practices to manage the school atmosphere, foster social connection, manage interpersonal conflict, and maintain school safety. Restorative practices comprise some of the tools that ISD 287 students, teachers, and…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Practices, Justice, Educational Environment
Chase, Richard; Egbert, Andi; Valorose, Jennifer – Wilder Research, 2011
The Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) in Minnesota makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature, and is responsible for fulfilling the duties required by federal and state statutes. The Council was created in 2008 by the Governor's Executive Order 08-14. The ECAC consists of 18 members, including the State Director of the Head Start…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Human Services, School Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth
Maxfield, Jennifer; Gozali-Lee, Edith; Mueller, Dan – Wilder Research, 2010
Project Early Kindergarten (PEK) aims to improve the school-readiness of Saint Paul children and help close the achievement gap through offering high-quality educational experiences for preschool children. This report comes at the conclusion of the sixth year of PEK. Following an initial planning year (2004-05), PEK has served children through the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
Chase, Richard; Valorose, Jennifer – Wilder Research, 2010
Nearly 500,000 households in Minnesota include a parent or parents with at least one child age 12 and under. About three-quarters use some type of child care. The strength of the economy depends on families having high-quality, affordable child care, so parents can work and children have the early learning opportunities they need to perform better…
Descriptors: Child Care, Low Income Groups, Caregivers, Telephone Surveys
Chase, Richard; Valorose, Jennifer – Wilder Research, 2010
This report on a statewide telephone survey describes child care use in Minnesota among households with children 12 and younger. Minnesota has an estimated 908,000 children ages 12 and younger; 24 percent are ages 0 to 2, 24 percent ages 3 to 5, 30 percent ages 6 to 9 and 23 percent ages 10 to 12. Of the nearly 500,000 households with one or more…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Telephone Surveys, Sampling, State Surveys
Wilder Research, 2010
The Saint Paul Public Schools' Project Early Kindergarten program aims to improve the school readiness of Saint Paul children. The program offers a rigorous academic approach and targets children who are English Language Learners, come from low-income families, or need Special Education services. Ultimately, the program intends to help close Saint…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Public Schools, School Readiness, Second Language Learning
Wilder Research, 2010
Achievement Plus is a partnership between the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and the Saint Paul Public Schools to improve the academic achievement of low-income children in Saint Paul urban schools. Developed in 1997, Achievement Plus integrates the school community, families, and the resources of public and private organizations to ensure academic…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools
Gozali-Lee, Edith; Mueller, Dan – Wilder Research, 2010
This report presents findings from the two-year Minnesota Family Literacy and School Readiness study. It provides information on the impacts of participating Family Literacy programs and on the first and second cohorts of children (and their families) enrolled in these programs. The Minnesota Early Learning Foundation provided the Amherst H.…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Profiles, Family Literacy, Cohort Analysis
Gozali-Lee, Edith – Wilder Research, 2010
This report describes New City Charter School student achievement in the 2008-09 school year, the school's sixth operating year. The number of students enrolled in the school was 125, an increase from 60 students enrolled the first year of the school. Student academic achievement is measured using the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement
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