Massachusetts

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A Case Study of Peer Leader Programs at Two Achieving the Dream Colleges

February, 2012

Northern Essex Community College and Bunker Hill Community College employed academically successful students to serve as peer leaders to offer additional classroom assistance to fellow students in developmental and introductory college-level courses. The report discusses how the colleges designed and implemented these programs and offers insights into students’ experiences in peer-assisted courses.

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Design Principles for a Study on Teacher Incentives

February, 2006
Jason Snipes, Janet Quint, Shelley Rappaport, Lynne Steuerle Schofield

This paper, produced by MDRC and the Laboratory for Student Success at Temple University, describes design principles for a study about the use of incentives to recruit and retain high-quality teachers for underperforming schools.

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Improving Classroom Practices in Head Start Settings

February, 2012
Chrishana M. Lloyd, Emily L. Modlin

This report offers lessons about using coaches to help teachers carry out a program for improving pre-kindergarteners’ social and emotional readiness for school. It addresses selection of the coaching model; coach hiring, training, support, and supervision; coaching processes; and program management, data, and quality assurance.

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