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Interventions for Families

Rick Weissbourd

category: Research

tags: parenting, home behavior, reading

Conference

June 2006

Rick Weissbourd shares progress and continuing challenges in improving home reading and enrichment for lower income families.


Complementary Learning and Out-of-School Time: Promise, Problem and Challenges

Heather Weiss

category: Research

tags: out-of-school time, after school programs, community

Conference

June 2006

Since kids spend 70% of their time out of school, Weiss argues that Out of School Time (OST) supports are vital complementary programs that develop and support learning in non school contexts.


Why Do We Think We Can Close Achievement Gaps?

Edmund Gordon

category: Research

tags: IQ, Test Scores, Genetics, Racial Differences, Cognitive development

Conference

June 2006

Gordon contends that education extends beyond school. Families and communities need to be involved and complement in school learning.