Projects evaluated in this area are designed to increase student achievement through in and out-of-school programs as well as family and community engagement.
Key components of “K-12 Education and Youth Development” evaluations include:
- analysis of length of participation effects on behaviors
linked to short and long-term student achievement
- qualitative interviews of leaders
- case study analysis of stakeholders within schools
- study of success stories
Sample “K-12 Education and Youth Development” evaluation projects include:
21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program implemented the school-based after-school programs in K-12 schools in Nebraska.
Nebraska Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is a state-wide technical assistance effort funded by the U.S. Department of Education designed to assist K-12 schools in implementing shared decision-making councils that include parents, teachers and community members. PIRC also supports early childhood parent-education programs.
Omaha Independent Living Project is a Nebraska Children and Families Foundation program to help youth successfully transition to adulthood.
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