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Identifying effective school reform strategies and understanding why they work is vitally important as federal, state, and local authorities decide how to invest limited resources. We evaluate the highest profile efforts to change our nation's education system and provide clear, reliable information to inform decision making.
Evaluation of the Atlanta Public Schools Turnaround Strategy
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) implements several key programs as part of a Turnaround Strategy to transform its lowest-performing schools and increase students’ achievement.
Evaluation of the School District of Philadelphia’s Renaissance Initiative and Turnaround Network
The School District of Philadelphia has embarked on a multiyear effort to improve the outcomes of students in low-performing schools.
Lara Hulsey has more than 20 years of policy research experience and extensive expertise in conducting quantitative and qualitative evaluations of programs serving low-income families, including nutrition, education, and early childhood programs.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Year 2 Demonstration Impacts of Using Medicaid Data to Directly Certify Students for Free School Meals: Final Evaluation Report (Summary)
- Evaluation of Demonstrations of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Direct Certification of Children Receiving Medicaid Benefits: Year 1 Report (Summary)
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
- School Reform
- Food Security and Hunger
- Nutrition Assistance Programs
- Human Services