June project update

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!

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