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Schochet, Owen – Mathematica, 2023
Despite the contributions of their work to the learning and development of young children, child care and early education (CCEE) educators are among the lowest paid workers in the United States and have high rates of turnover in their jobs. In a pioneering effort, Washington, DC has launched the nation's first large-scale, publicly funded program…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Salaries, Public School Teachers, State Programs
Gonzalez, Naihobe; Demers, Alicia; Zukiewicz, Marykate; Yang, Francisco; Welsh, Dan – Mathematica, 2023
In fall 2017, TNTP received a $7.8 million Mid-phase Education Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement its Turnaround Leadership Teams Strategy (TLTS), a whole-school reform model that provides training and support to cohorts of principals, school leadership teams, and teachers. Under the grant, TNTP worked…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, School Districts, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation
Demers, Alicia; Nichols-Barrer, Ira; Steele, Elisa; Bartlett, Maria; Gleason, Philip – Mathematica, 2023
The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is the nation's largest network of public charter schools. KIPP began as a network of charter middle schools designed to serve underserved communities, with the goal of closing achievement gaps and preparing students to succeed in college. KIPP has since expanded its model to include elementary and high…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Networks, High Schools, Charter Schools
Lipscomb, Stephen; Chaplin, Duncan; Lai, Ijun; Vigil, Alma; Matthias, Hena – Mathematica, 2023
The COVID-19 virus brought on a public health emergency that massively disrupted school systems and learning nationwide. During the 2020-2021 school year, many local education agencies (LEAs) in Pennsylvania and other states adopted remote learning to help slow the virus's spread. However, remote learning came with challenges for students,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Emergency Programs, Pandemics
Fesler, Lily; Gu, Anna; Chojnacki, Greg – Mathematica, 2023
Air Tutors is an online tutoring organization that provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for K-12 students. Air Tutors uses live, online tutoring and an online platform that incorporates video conferencing and interactive whiteboards; recruits high-quality paid tutors with tutoring experience and engaging online personalities; and engages…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Videoconferencing
Gothro, Andrew; Chojnacki, Greg – Mathematica, 2023
Blueprint Schools Network is a nonprofit organization providing educational services to schools and students. The goal of Blueprint's hybrid math tutoring program is to ensure that all students receive the math instruction necessary to rise to their full academic and social potential. Blueprint aims to level the playing field so that every…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Mathematics Instruction
Williams, Breyon; Rooney, Connor; Chojnacki, Greg – Mathematica, 2023
Breakthrough Collaborative operates as two dozen community-based affiliates supported by a national office. Traditionally, the Breakthrough model has consisted of two components: (1) a summer enrichment program that provides academic and social-emotional learning support to students; and (2) out-of-school-time tutoring and enrichment during the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, High School Students, College Students
Pratt, Catherine; Chojnacki, Greg; Conroy, Kara – Mathematica, 2023
Cignition delivers virtual tutoring in math and ELA, led by experienced educators. Their approach focuses on data-informed instruction and collaborative learning that encourages student-to-student interaction to build students' conceptual understanding. After a 2020 efficacy study of its 1:1 math tutoring offering, Cignition developed a group…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Costs, Educational Quality
Deacon, Grady; Chojnacki, Greg – Mathematica, 2023
UPchieve is a free online and on-demand tutoring platform for students in grades 8 to 12 who attend Title I schools where large shares of students are experiencing poverty. UPchieve matches students with unpaid volunteer tutors one on one and in an online setting. In this setting, students can take advantage of a chat feature and virtual…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Tutoring
Robles, Silvia; O'Connell, Krista; Gothro, Andrew; Place, Kate – Mathematica, 2023
Math Corps is an evidence-based tutoring program serving students in grades 4 through 8 that increases opportunities to learn and practice fundamental math skills related to understanding whole and rational numbers. Its intent is that all students, in particular students who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty, will reach grade-level…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Mathematics Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Mathematics Skills
Bruch, Julie; Borradaile, Kelley; Raketic, Milena; Lucchesi, Gina – Mathematica, 2023
The information presented in this brief comes from exploratory research activities designed to understand the role of career navigators; the competencies they need to be successful; and considerations for hiring, supporting, and training them. This brief can be used by adult education practitioners to: (1) Define job responsibilities and design…
Descriptors: Career Development, Adult Education, Occupational Information, Job Skills
Harris, Barbara; Fox, Lindsay – Mathematica, 2022
Nearly 30 years ago, Math Corps--a summer camp for middle school students in Detroit who could benefit from mentoring and positive influences--was started at Wayne State University (WSU). In 2015, the National Science Foundation awarded an Advancing Informal Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning grant to WSU. As part of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Middle School Students, Mentors, Program Effectiveness
Mathematica, 2022
Researchers, federal and state policy leaders and administrators, and center directors all seek to understand what drives high quality Early Care and Education (ECE). The Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education, or ICHQ (pronounced I-check) project, led by Mathematica and funded by the Office of Planning,…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Mathematica, 2022
A growing body of research demonstrating the benefits of high quality early care and education (ECE) programs for young children, particularly those in families with low incomes, has inspired a strong commitment from both federal and state officials to improve the quality of ECE programs nationwide. Policymakers, administrators, and program and…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Costs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
Lipscomb, Stephen; Lai, Ijun; Chaplin, Duncan; Vigil, Alma; Matthias, Hena – Mathematica, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about the possibility of increased staff attrition from the public school sector, as it did for other occupations during the Great Resignation that followed the pandemic's onset. Recruiting and retaining education staff were pressing challenges even before the pandemic began. Since March 2020, education staff…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Public Schools, COVID-19, Pandemics
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