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Using benefit-cost analysis to scale up early childhood programs through Pay-for-Success financing

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This 2015 journal article describes social impact borrowing as a new method for financing public sector, outlines contribution of benefit cost analysis (BCA), and discusses how social impact financing can promote scaling evidence-based programs like Child-Parent Centers and other early childhood programs. Citation: Temple, Judy A. & Reynolds, Arthur J. (2015). Using benefit-cost analysis to […]

Preparing Teachers to Engage Families Around Student Data

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This 2011 article features the Director of Community Education at Creighton School District in Arizona, who describes how Creighton prepares teachers and parent liaisons to share student data with families through Academic Parent–Teacher Teams. Published by Harvard Family Research Project Preparing Teachers to Engage Families Around Student Data

Data Sharing Through Parent Portals: An Exploration of Parental Motivation, Data Use, and the Promise of Prolonged Parent Involvement.

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This 2013 article discusses a study on how and why parents used an SIS portal. It provides a brief overview of what a Student Information System (SIS) is and recommendations for using the parent portal for engaging in children’s learning. Published by Harvard Family Research Project Data Sharing Through Parent Portals: An Exploration of Parental […]

Making Data Meaningful

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This 2013 article provides commentary on how the conversations people are having about education data have changed. It provides key components of effective data-sharing practices. Published by Harvard Family Research Project Making Data Meaningful