Intermediate Research and Evaluation

Evidence for Supporting and Engaging Families to Maximize Learning and Well-being

Herndon October 24, 2023 9:45 am - 11:00 am

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Dr. Shanette Porter
Dr. Lisa Gennetian
Dr. Kristen Perry

Investigating Teachers’ Collaboration with English Learner (EL) Families
Dr. Kristen Perry, University of Kentucky
Learn about two studies on professional development designed to enhance teachers’ ability to support EL students’ academic language and literacy development, to develop reciprocal relationships with EL families, and support family literacy among EL families and communities.

Unconditional Cash and Family Investments in Young Children’s Early Learning
Dr. Lisa Gennetian, Duke University
Evidence from the Baby’s First Years study identifies how families in poverty randomized to receive high cash transfers or low cash transfers for the first several years after childbirth spent the money. Data was collected when children turned 1, 2, and 3. Findings reveal ways in which additional financial resources can support families directing resources to children’s early learning and literacy.

Cultivating Social-emotional Development in School
Dr. Shanette Porter
In recent research, we found relationship-driven schools with ambitious academic environments cultivate students’ social-emotional development, which (causally) improves students’ educational and social trajectories. We discuss potential next steps for engagement with families about these findings.