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Systemic, Integrated, and Sustainable Family Engagement across the Early Age Spectrum in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

This brief reports findings from a needs assessment study conducted to inform project planning for a systemic, integrated, and sustainable family engagement initiative—the Family Engagement Impact Project—in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The needs assessment consisted of two surveys administered to low-income, immigrant families and the providers who engage them. Approximately 800 families and 120 providers across six communities participated.

The Academic Progress of Alternative School Students Transitioning into Comprehensive High Schools

Students with academic or behavioral problems in the comprehensive high school environment frequently enroll in alternative education schools.  The San Mateo County Office of Education administers two types of alternative schools: Community Schools, which are generally short‐term, voluntary placements for students in need of a smaller, more individualized learning environment, and Court Schools, including a school at juvenile hall and two minimum security camp facilities for students referred by the San Mateo County Probation Department. In this analysis, the Gardner Center examined the tra

Healthy Schools Initiative: Implementation Study in Four San Mateo County School Districts

In August 2010, the Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) launched the Healthy Schools Initiative to support four San Mateo county school districts with funding for staff and programs aimed at improving the physical and emotional health of students and families. The Gardner Center partnered with SHD and the districts to conduct an implementation study designed to explore ways in which the initiative has affected the coordination of health and wellness programs and activities in schools and districts and how this, in turn, has influenced awareness and accessibility of programming.

An Implementation Study of the Art in Action Program

Targeting students in grades K-8, Art in Action’s program consists of 12 age-appropriate lessons per year led by parent and teacher volunteers. The curriculum is based on historically significant artists and their works of art. Through semi-structured discussions, students examine a variety of masterpieces, learning about the artist as well as particular art styles and techniques. Students then apply the concepts they learned to create original works of art.

A Longitudinal View of Educational Outcomes for Preschool For All Participants in Redwood City School District

This report is a longitudinal examination of PFA participants, tracking students’ experiences across their first four years in elementary school. It builds upon a 2009 study that found that PFA graduates in San Mateo County were better prepared for kindergarten than their classmates who had not attended preschool and equally ready for kindergarten as classmates with other preschool experiences. To conduct the analysis, researchers used the Youth Data Archive to link individual student records from three PFA cohorts to their Redwood City School District records.

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