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.
The Student and Family Voices research brief series poses policy, practice, and research implications for students, parents/caregivers, educators, policymakers, school districts, nonprofits, and communities.
Our report provides a primarily qualitative analysis of fidelity and quality of support for student learning in the implementation of the EFA initiative in 16 Boston Public Schools serving 4-6th grade students.
The Center for Policy, Research, and Evaluation is studying a cohort of five leading youth-serving organizations to better understand relationships among racial identity formation.
PRE is working closely with BPS to conduct a 2 year, mixed-method formative evaluation of BEES to understand how the programs works and to determine if participation in BEES has an impact on science outcomes for students.
This project, funded by the Spencer Foundation, explores how children learn and thrive when their parents and family members belong to parent leadership and organizing groups.
The Kentucky Collaborative is a network of families, schools, districts, and community partners sharing a unified voice in advocating for family leadership and effective family-school-community partnerships.
The goal of the Kentucky Collaborative Research Study is to understand how family-school partnerships change in schools over a 3-year time period.
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.
A program that enables parents to become advocates for children and focuses on parents as partners with agencies and leaders.