SCRI Newsletter

SCRInsider: Rethinking How, When, and Where Kids Learn

Read our insightful Q&A BellXcel Board Member and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville.

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SCRI Asks Paul Reville about Post-Pandemic Schooling

SCRI Asks: Q&A with Paul Reville

SCRI recently sat down with Paul Reville, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor and education visionary, to capture his thinking about post-pandemic schooling in America.

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SCRInsider: Plan Comprehensive Evaluations to Go Beyond Tests Scores

A comprehensive summer evaluation plan is about more than math and reading tests. Gathering holistic data on your summer program allows you to go beyond answering how your program did, to understanding what was delivered and why your results look the way they do. To help you answer these and other common questions, this month we’re sharing our new Summer Learning Program Evaluation Guide. Check it out for quick, practical tips and key considerations for developing your comprehensive evaluation plan.

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Summer Learning Program Evaluation Guide

A comprehensive evaluation plan is critical to summer program quality and sustainability, and will provide you with a 360-degree view to identify program strengths as well as opportunities to improve in future summers. Use this guide to support you in creating evaluation plans that are aligned to research and evidence in order to understand your impact, reflect on quality, identify program strengths and challenges, and develop processes for continuous improvement and long-term sustainability.

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SCRInsider: Make Your First Day Your Best Day

After more than a year of postponements, closures, and breaks, summer 2021 is poised to be an exciting and productive time – a time for reconnecting and re-engaging. The infusion of stimulus dollars for summer learning has the potential to allow for bigger and more robust summer programs than ever before, albeit with less time for planning.
Never fear. This month, we are sharing three new resources designed to ease your summer planning and take a few things off your long to-do list.

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SCRI Day 1 / Week 1 Checklist

This tool guides summer learning leaders through a series of questions to help them prepare for their program’s Day 1 / Week 1 and avoid common missteps.

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