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Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social & Emotional Learning This SEL Field guide was the result of the SEL Challenge. The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Challenge was designed to identify promising practices for building social and emotional skills with vulnerable adolescents. These promising practices are called standards for SEL practice. The Challenge was a partnership between expert practitioners (youth workers, social workers, teachers) delivering exemplary programs in eight unique communities, a team of researchers, and a national funder. 1/25/2016
Quality-Outcomes Study for Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs Summer 2015 Program Cycle In the summer of 2015 the Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the Raikes Foundation, School’s Out Washington (SOWA), and David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center), collaborated on a quality-outcomes study. 12/22/2015
Program Quality News: Scores Reporter 3.0, Preventing "Summer Slide," A Look at Expanded Learning Systems, and more! 8/11/2015
Program Quality News: Teeing Up Summer Care, A Look Inside Professional Learning Communities, and more! 7/10/2015
Program Quality News: Summer Learning, Family Engagement, Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers and More! 6/12/2015
Program Quality News: Creating Cultural Competency in Afterschool, Using Data to Grow and Sustain Your Afterschool System and More! 5/7/2015
A Family Engagement Initiative Pilot in School-Based Afterschool Programs This intervention uses the afterschool service to produce youth experience of family engagement and to engage the youth as an active producer of their own families’ engagement in successful transition to secondary education. 5/1/2015
Program Quality News: National Meeting, Methods TOT, NAA Podcast and More! 4/21/2015
Framing an Evidence-Based Decision about 21st CCLC: How do we see the value? In this policy commentary, we do some reasoning about how 21st CCLC produces value and discuss the limitations in one particular way of seeing that value – the intent-to-treat impact evaluation design. 3/27/2015
Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention (SLPQI) Phase Two Feasibility Study This report provides findings for an evaluation of the implementation of the SLPQI in 32 summer learning programs in Grand Rapids, Mich., Northern California, and Seattle, Wash. 3/25/2015