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Bridging Worlds Interactive Case: Supporting Data 

In this section of the Bridging Worlds Interactive Case, we examine some school-level data to develop a better understanding of the factors influencing Maya’s difficult transition to school.

Harvard Family Research Project () Research Report

Bridging Worlds: Family Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten

This teaching case explores the complex issues surrounding the transition to kindergarten and the importance of family engagement in the process. Three expert commentaries and discussion questions are included. An interactive version is also available.

Margaret Caspe (2014) Research Report

Free. Available online only.

Bringing Families to the Table: Recommendations and Next Steps from the National Policy Forum for Family, School, and Community Engagement

One year after the National Policy Forum on Family, School, and Community Engagement, this report looks back at the major themes of the Forum discussions and offers a set of recommendations for driving family engagement in education as we move forward.

Heather B. Weiss , Elena Lopez & Heidi Rosenberg (November 2011) Research Report

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.

Mary Wagner , Shari Golan (1997) Evaluation Exchange Article

Bringing Together Information Technology and Professional Development to Transform the Settlement Sector

Etagegnhue Woldeab and the Information and Technology team from the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants describe two web-based tools that are helping immigrant-serving agencies to operate more effectively.

Etagegnhue Woldeab (Fall 2004) Evaluation Exchange Article

Bringing Yourself to Work: Assessing the Impact of Social-Emotional Learning for After School Staff

Michelle Seligson describes a professional development initiative for after school practitioners.

Michelle Seligson, M.Ed. (Spring 2004) Evaluation Exchange Article

British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Families and Education Involvement: Barriers and Possibilities

This study explores the experiences of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani parents in their interactions with schools and their involvement in children’s education.

Gill Crozier , Jane Davies (May 2005) Research Report

Free. Available online only.

Broadening the Perspective on Scale

Julia Coffman of HFRP and the Center for Evaluation Innovation describes four approaches to scale that differ on both what is scaled and how it is scaled.

Julia Coffman (Spring 2010) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building a Cradle to Career Pathway in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based Strive initiative has taken a complementary learning approach to scaffolding children’s educational growth to ensure a comprehensive, cradle-to-career system of support that includes family and community engagement. Harvard Family Research Project spoke with Jeff Edmondson, executive director of Strive, as well as two of Strive’s partners in the community, Liz Blume of the Community Building Institute, and Rolanda Smith of Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati, to find out more about Strive’s philosophy, successes, and challenges.

Harvard Family Research Project (April 2010) Research Report

Building a Pipeline Program for Evaluators of Color

Rodney Hopson and Prisca Collins of Duquesne University describe a new graduate internship program designed to develop leaders in the evaluation field and improve evaluators' capacity to work responsively in diverse racial and ethnic communities.

Rodney Hopson , Prisca Collins (Summer 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building a Road Map for OST Collaborations

Dishon Mills from the Boston Public Schools describes a new quality assessment tool that is designed to engage and facilitate collaboration among OST programs, schools, and families.

Dishon Mills (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building an Evaluation Tool Kit for Professional Development

Jennifer Buher-Kane, Nancy Peter, and Susan Kinnevy of the Center for Research on Youth and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania share their experience of creating a tool kit designed specifically for those who provide professional development to out-of-school time program staff.

Jennifer Buher-Kane , Nancy Peter, M.Ed., Susan Kinnevy, Ph.D. (Winter 2005/2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building and Evaluating Out-of-School Time Connections

Suzanne Bouffard, Priscilla Little, and Heather Weiss build a research-based case that a network of supports, with out-of-school time programs as a key component, are critical to positive learning and developmental outcomes for children and youth.

Suzanne Bouffard , Priscilla Little, Heather Weiss (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building and Evaluating Out-of-School Time Connections

This double issue of The Evaluation Exchange focuses on creating and evaluating connections between out-of-school time (OST) programs and the other settings in which children and youth live, learn, and play.

Evaluation Exchange Issue

Free. 40 Pages.

Building Bridges to Success

In 2010, Silicon Valley Community Foundation started a bold and innovative initiative designed to ensure success by third grade for all children in San Mateo County, California. It focuses on ready children, ready families, ready schools, and ready communities

Michelle Sioson Hyman (March 19, 2015) Research Report

Building Complementary Learning: School and 4-H Linkages

Tena St. Pierre and Claudia Mincemoyer from the Pennsylvania State University's Cooperative Extension Service1 describe lessons learned from implementation and evaluation of a complementary learning pilot program.

Tena St. Pierre , Claudia Mincemoyer (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Connections Between After School Programs and the Business Community

Andy Muñoz of City Year and Glenn Zaccara of T-Mobile talk about how their organizations link OST programs, businesses, and communities to support quality programming for youth.

Andy Munoz (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Family Involvement Through a Targeted District Approach

Marianne Kirner and Matt Storeygard explain how the Connecticut State PIRC is implementing and evaluating an effort to promote family involvement at the school district level.

Marianne Kirner, Ph.D. , Matt Storeygard (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Local Capacity for Evaluation: The Michigan Abstinence Partnership Evaluation

Stacy Constantineau Meade of Michigan Public Health Institute writes about the increasingly important role of evaluation in enabling communities to promote and sustain change.

Stacy Constantineau Meade (1999) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Partnerships: Models of Family Support and Education Programs

This volume looks at innovative initiatives that have made family services more responsive to the changing needs of children and families. Initiatives in North Dakota, Iowa, Florida, Vermont, and Massachusetts are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

$6.00 . 55 Pages.

Building Quality in Out-of-School Time in the United Kingdom

Ian Fordham, Pam Boyd, and Tony Apicella of ContinYou, a leading youth development organization in the United Kingdom, describe their efforts to improve quality in OST programming nationwide.

Ian Fordham , Pam Boyd, Tony Apicella (Spring 2004) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building State and Local Evaluation Capacity: The U.S. Department of Justice's Evaluation Strategy

Robert Kirchner, Senior Advisor for Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Justice, writes about how the Department of Justice has worked to strengthen evaluation capacity at the state and local levels.

Robert A. Kirchner (1998) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Support for Statewide Outcomes: Lessons From Florida

Karen Stanford of the Commission on Government Accountability to the People in Florida reveals techniques to engage important stakeholders in the discussion about public outcomes.

Karen Stanford (1998) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building the After School Field: A Conversation With Evaluators, Policymakers, and Practitioners

Karen Horsch and Kathleen Hart of HFRP summarize HFRP's conversations with after school evaluators, researchers, and stakeholders to map the out-of-school time field.

Karen Horsch , Kathleen Hart (Fall 2000) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building the Capacity to Build Capacity

Juila Coffman of Harvard Family Research Project describes common qualities shared among “learning organizations,” examining them in the context of service programs.

Julia Coffman (1997) Evaluation Exchange Article

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