New from Public Impact
Reconnecting Off-Track Youth
Youth at High Risk of Disconnection
Nearly every young adult who experiences long-term disconnection—from work, school, and community—falls into one or more of the following groups before age 19: teens in foster care, juvenile justice involved, teen mothers, or high school dropouts. This report, developed for the education program at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is an update of Michael Wald and Tia Martinez’s 2003 Connected by 25 research. This data update provides the most-recent available estimates of these four teen populations and shares additional information about the changes in these populations, possible trends for the future, and the impact of these changes on the services designed to intervene with and support these vulnerable youth. Full report available here.
By Jacob Rosch, Dana Brinson and Bryan C. Hassel
This report, developed for the education program at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explores some of the efforts districts, foundations and nonprofit organizations have made at reconnecting vulnerable youth who have fallen off track. It covers the rationale behind and development of multiple pathways to graduation and provides examples from municipalities that have developed promising programs to engage youth in school and social networks that will prepare them for careers and post-secondary education. Full report available here.
By Dana Brinson, Bryan C. Hassel and Jacob Rosch
Designing Professional Development that Works
This presentation was designed to enable district officials in Columbia, South Carolina to plan more effective professional development experiences for teachers. Examining the research base to date, the presentation identifies the characteristics of effective professional development and describes which professional development activities are more likely to increase student achievement. Full presentation available here.
By Lucy Steiner
This workshop presentation, designed for district officials in Columbia, South Carolina, provides step-by-step guidance on how to analyze existing student performance data, identify goals for student and teacher learning, select and implement effective professional development activities, and evaluate impact. Full presentation available here.
By Lucy Steiner
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Public Impact is a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, N.C. We are a small, growing team of researchers, thought leaders, tool-builders, and on-the-ground consultants who help education leaders and policymakers improve student learning in K-12 education. We believe that if we focus on a core set of promising strategies for change, we can make dramatic improvements for all students.
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Youth at High Risk of Disconnection: No longer available online
Connecting Youth through Multiple Pathways: https://www.aecf.org/resources/connecting-youth-through-multiple-pathways/
Effective Professional Development: What Do We Know?: https://publicimpact.com/https://publicimpact.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/RichlandCountyEffectivePD.pdf
Apply What You Know: Designing Effective Professional Development: https://publicimpact.com/https://publicimpact.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/RichlandCountyPDPlanning.pdf