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United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
United States. Department of Education. Office for Civil Rights, 21 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
A child's early education, including preschool and elementary school, sets the foundation for his or her future success. The 2011-12 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collected early-childhood-education-related data such as preschool access and…
American Institutes for Research, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A comparison of the third grade academic performance of children who did and did not participate in Iowa's Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program, a state-funded program for 4-year-olds, based on analyses of administrative and student assessment data…
Child & Family Policy Center (Iowa), May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Over the last two decades, Iowa has increased public support for preschool programs through Shared Visions, Early Childhood Iowa, Part B (special education) preschool and the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SVPP). SVPP was initiated in 2007-8…
Iowa Afterschool Alliance, 2013
Reports & Papers
This report highlights the objectives and practices of 21st Century Community Learning Centers-funded afterschool programs across the state of Iowa. Areas of focus include: professional development; best practices; site visit reports; physical…
Mielke Monica, LaFleur Jennifer Johnson, Butler Alisha, Sanzone Joy M., April, 2012
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of 4-H Science, an initiative to increase 4-H science, engineering, and technology program offerings, that examines: 4-H Science program characteristics and activities; the science-related attitudes, activities, and skills of…
Iowa Afterschool Alliance, 2012
Reports & Papers
This report highlights the objectives and practices of 21st Century Community Learning Centers-funded afterschool programs across the state of Iowa. Areas of focus include: professional development; best practices; site visit reports; physical…
Lerner Richard M., Lerner Jacqueline V., Phelps Erin, 2008
Reports & Papers
A longitudinal investigation of the theory of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and its promotion of the "Five Cs"--competence, confidence, character, caring, and connection--in youth, based on data on 3,342 students from 33 states assessed from…
Iowa State University. Community Development-Data Information & Analysis Laboratory, January, 2007
Reports & Papers
A study of current and future child care needs in the Atlantic, Iowa, area, based on a community summit, a parent survey, and interviews with child care providers
Coffman Julia, Wright Michelle S., Bruner Charles, September, 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of the role of community participation in developing early learning systems, particularly in relation to state-level planning, based on six state case studies in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Vermont
Bruner Charles, Tirmizi Syed Noor, 08 May, 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of the influence of children's school readiness at kindergarten entry on children's later reading scores, based on data from the assessments of children in Des Moines, Iowa at kindergarten entry and at third grade
Barnett W. Steven, Hustedt Jason T., Robin Kenneth B., Hawkinson Laura E., 2005
Reports & Papers
An annual review of access, quality, and resources in state funded preschool programs for children aged 3 and 4, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, during the 2003-2004 program year
Bruner Charles, Tirmizi Syed Noor, 28 June, 2004
Reports & Papers
A comparative examination of children's achievement in kindergarten as a predictor for their academic achievement later in life, based on assessments of children in kindergarten, third, eighth, and eleventh grades from Des Moines, Iowa, with a focus…
Osterling Jorge P, Garza Armandina, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A discussion of the use of partnerships between schools and Latino community-based organizations to improve the involvement of Latino parents in children's schooling
Tout Kathryn, Brooks Jennifer, Zaslow Martha, Redd Zakia, Moore Kristin Anderson, McGarvey Ayelish, McGroder Sharon M., Gennetian Lisa A., Morris Pamela A., Ross Christine, Beecroft Erik, 2004
Reports & Papers
A compilation of findings from the Project on State-Level Child Outcome, a longitudinal evaluation of how welfare programs in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota impacted participating children and adults