SCRI Asks: Q&A with Elizabeth Steiner and Laura Stelitano

In 2019, BellXcel partnered with RAND on a first-of-its-kind study on summer teacher professional development, The Promise of Summer as a Time for Teacher Professional Learning. SCRI talked with the study’s lead researchers Elizabeth Steiner and Laura Stelitano to distill the findings for the broader K-12 field.

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SCRI Asks: Q&A with Wendy McClanahan

In 2020, BellXcel engaged McClanahan Associates, Inc. (MAI) to conduct a literature review to learn more about quality assessment (QA) in Out of School Time (OST) programs and understand the research support for BellXcel’s quality standards and indicators. SCRI talked with Wendy McClanahan, president and founder of MAI, to distill the findings and share her unique perspective on QA in OST.

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SCRI Asks: Q&A with Christina A. Russell and Corey Newhouse

This SCRI Asks features Q&A with Christina A. Russell of Policy Studies Associates and Corey Newhouse of Public Profit, editors of Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use in Out-of-School Time. They reflect on BellXcel’s chapter, Thinking Outside the Logic Model, written by our own Brenda McLaughlin and Bryan Hall, and share practical tips and guidance.

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Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use in Out-of-School Time

Measure, Use, Improve! Data Use In Out-of-School Time – the fifth volume in Information Age Publishing’s Current Issues in Out-of-School Time Series – adds a set of inspiring and insightful resources for OST practitioners, policymakers, and researchers alike. SCRI’s Brenda McLaughlin and Bryan Hall were pleased to co-author a chapter for the volume, Beyond Youth Outcomes: Thinking Outside the Logic Model.

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SCRI Asks: Q&A with Gretchen Brion-Meisels, Deepa Vasudevan, and Anna West

In this SCRI Asks we spoke with two of the editors, Gretchen Brion-Meisels and Deepa Vasudevan, as well as chapter coauthor Anna West, of At Our Best: Building Youth-Adult Partnerships in Out-of-School Time Settings. We discuss the importance of youth-adult partnerships and implications for practitioners.

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National academies report offers comprehensive recommendations for addressing summertime gaps

Research and contributor to a recent consensus report on summertime experiences. Dr. Moroney discusses the significance of the report and how practitioners can apply its learnings during the COVID-19 crisis.

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