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Policy, Research, and Evaluation Staff

Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation

The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation (PRE) conducts applied research and evaluation studies focused on promoting positive educational outcomes for youth, and understanding the influence of both schools and communities on those outcomes. Its goal is to use research to inform educational policies and practices at federal, state, local, and programmatic levels.

Current Projects

Culturally Responsive Mastery-based Education Research Project

Seeks to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning capacities, school engagement, and academic outcomes.

Parent Leadership Indicators Project

With access to high-quality leadership training and development, parents can become powerful advocates for greater opportunities for children, and the family becomes a vital constituency for improved child and community outcomes.

Parent Leadership Training Institute Evaluation

A program that enables parents to become advocates for children and focuses on parents as partners with agencies and leaders.

Youth Organizing Trajectories Study

A study to understand the trajectories of young people who participate in youth organizing (YO)

The Exploring Leadership Councils Study

A four year, three-cohort, mixed methods study that examines whether and how youth leadership councils (YLCs), foster developmental competencies and critical consciousness.

Past Projects

Real Parent Power

Current national and local education policies often pit teachers and parents against each other. But in one Minneapolis community, parents and teachers decided to work together with great results. This is their story.

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Evaluation of Academic Parent Teacher Teams

An evaluation of Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) in New York City middle schools.

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Florida Atlantic University High School

FAUHS is the only high school in the country where students concurrently work towards a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree.

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High School Characteristics and Postsecondary Success among Boston Public School Graduates

The college enrollment rate of Boston Public School graduates may be relatively high (66.2% for the class of 2011), but there is significant variation by race, income level, disability status, and English proficiency.

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