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Distinguished Professor, Divisions of Psychological Studies in Education and Social Research Methodology, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Thought

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Former Results Measurement Director, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Minnesota Department of Education

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Building a System of High-Quality Partnerships

Once cities have expanded learning systems in place, their quality can always be improved. This paper describes a local effort to implement a quality improvement system in Palm Beach County, Fla. and the positive impact such efforts can have on the enrichment activities community organizations provide to youth.

Teen Engagement in Developing Program Best Practices

Teens in the After School Matters Youth Advisory Council, in partnership with MIKVA Challenge, conducted interviews, surveys and observations to generate recommendations for out-of-school time instructors on how best to engage teens, make them feel valued and encourage their active participation in afterschool programming. They packaged their recommendations into this instructor toolkit and accompanying video.

Danette Parsley

Director, Center for School and District Improvement, Education Northwest


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