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From the Director's Desk

An introduction to the issue on School-Linked Services by HFRP's Founder & Director, Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D.

Theory & Practice

Evaluating School-Linked Services: Considerations and Best Practices

Karen Horsch of Harvard Family Research Project discusses forthcoming research on the evaluation of school-linked services based on the insights of nine evaluators.

Questions & Answers

Interview With Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell, Deputy Secretary for Vermont's Agency of Human Service, talks about efforts to integrate education and social services in Vermont at the state and local levels.

Promising Practices

Using Evaluation Results: The Program Staff Perspective

Alfredo Tijerina of School of the Future explains the program staff perspective of using evaluation results.

Promising Practices

Bringing It Home: Supporting the Local Use of Data

Mary Wagner and Shari Golan of SRI International share information from their evaluation of California's Healthy Start School-Linked Services Initiative and the use of evaluation information at local sites.

Beyond Basic Training

Information on Communities in School Training and the Preparing Effective Community Leaders Conference.

Evaluations to Watch

Evaluating New Jersey’s School-Based Youth Services Program

Anita Baker and Constancia Warren of the Academy for Educational Development describe their evaluation of New Jersey's School-Based Youth Services Program.

Evaluations to Watch

Evaluation of an Extended Services School in Boston

Mary Walsh and George Madaus, Professors at the Graduate School of Education at Boston College, talk about the development of a model extended services school in Boston.


Evaluating Communications Strategies: Learning From the Communications for Child Protection Project

Richard Brandon and Andrew Gordon from the University of Washington describe how they are evaluating the effectiveness of communications strategies aimed at strengthening the linkage between public opinion and public policy.


Reaching Results in Different Ways

Diane Schilder of Harvard Family Research Project identifies key issues in the successful design of RBA systems.


HFRP's Research Results: Teacher Preparation in Family Involvement

Karen Horsch of Harvard Family Research Project lists recommendations for teacher development from an HFRP study.

New & Noteworthy

An annotated list of organizations and initiatives related to the issue's theme of School-Linked Services.

Electronic Mailbox

A list of useful resources on the Internet.

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