Our workload this month eases off a bit with the completion of our report for the United Way Hunger Commission and the wrapping up of our evaluation of the LifeWork Project. (This easing is well-timed, given the loss of two graduate research assistants to graduation!)
This summer, the projects we’ll be immersed in include:
- The pilot evaluation and evaluation design for Friends Academy’s Center for Education Innovation, which includes a post-participation survey of teachers as well as a New Bedford Public Schools district-wide teacher survey about things like technology in the classroom, collaboration with fellow teachers, and approaches to instruction;
- Continuing this year’s evaluation of Taunton’s HOPE VI project, which includes distilling the results of our 25 heads of household interviews, conducting a series of focus groups on issues like health and early childhood education, and compiling data related to the surrounding neighborhood and the City of Taunton;
- Reporting on the findings of the New Bedford Regeneration Committee, in partnership with our colleagues at MassINC; and
- Working with what promises to be a terrific team of high school interns on a project we mutually identify and design.
We also have a few proposals in the pipeline, so we hope next month’s update will include news of new endeavors!