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Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming.…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Doss Christopher, Frickle Hans, Loeb Susanna, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
This study assesses the effects of two text-messaging programs for parents that aim to support the development of math skills in prekindergarten students. One program focuses purely on math, while the other takes an identical approach but focuses on…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, 11 May, 2017
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This is an appendix for a study that looks at gender differences in relation to a variety of outcomes for children who participated in the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE) and at factors…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates gender differences in life-cycle impacts across multiple domains of an influential enriched early childhood program targeted toward disadvantaged children that was evaluated by the method of random assignment. We assess the…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates gender differences in life-cycle impacts across multiple domains of an influential enriched early childhood program targeted toward disadvantaged children that was evaluated by the method of random assignment. We assess the…
Cabrera Natasha J., Malin Jenessa L., Kuhns Catherine, West Jerry, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief compares the development and early home environment of Latino boys to those of two peer groups--white boys and Latina girls--from birth to kindergarten entry. We chose these two comparisons to understand how Latino boys' early development…
Gilliam Walter S., Maupin Angela N., Reyes Chin R., Accavitti Maria, Shic Frederick, 28 September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Preschool expulsions and the disproportionate expulsion of Black boys have gained attention in recent years, but little has been done to understand the underlying causes behind this issue. This study examined the potential role of preschool…
Gilliam Walter S., September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents the latest information regarding early childhood expulsions and suspensions with a special emphasis on how continuing gender and race disparities violate the civil rights of many of our youngest learners and contribute to our…
Dobbins Dionne R., McCready Michelle, Rackas Laurie, August, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief examines the disparities in and barriers to access to early childhood education and to high-quality programs for boys of color, as well as highlighting existing initiatives and providing recommendations.
Iruka Iheoma U., Winn Donna-Marie C., Harradine Christine Coster, 2014
Reports & Papers
Using a national data set from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort, we examined factors associated with approximately 700 young African American boys' pre-academic skills. The factors examined included (a) family characteristics,…
Chun Katie, Harris Erin, January 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A review of research studies on six out-of-school time programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for girls
Greenberg Ariela, August, 2010
Reports & Papers
Differential item functioning (DIF) and differential distractor functioning (DDF) are methods used to screen for item bias (Camilli & Shepard, 1994; Penfield, 2008). Using an applied empirical example, this mixed-methods study examined the…
Moyers Stephanie, Spring 2010
Reports & Papers
A survey of teacher perspectives and practices regarding the instruction and engagement of boys in reading activities, based on data collected from a small selection of teachers and assistant teachers working in classrooms of children ages birth…
Allen Cynthia R., August 2009
Reports & Papers
An examination of the relationship between early education program participation and school readiness and differences between male and female school readiness screening scores upon students' entrance into kindergarten for 321 students in a rural…