After-School Data: Six Tip Sheets on What Cities Need to Know

Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is needed? How should it be collected? And what are the best ways to put it to use? A set of easy-to-read tip sheets answers these questions and more, giving city agencies, after-school program providers, intermediary organizations, and others a jump-start on making the most of data in after-school programming.
Published :
June 2012, 4 to 8 pages each
Author(s) :
Jennifer Gill
Publishing Organization :
The Wallace Foundation
Topics :
Tip Sheet - Intoroduction
Learn how Linda Lanier, executive director of the Children's Commission in Jacksonville, Fla., used a data-rich community map to stave off severe budget cuts to her programs.
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Tip Sheet - Made to Measure: Using Data to Improve Accountability
Learn how Linda Lanier, executive director of the Children's Commission in Jacksonville, Fla., used a data-rich community map to stave off severe budget cuts to her programs.
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Tip Sheet - 'X' Marks the Spot: Using Data to Map Needs and Supply
Ever wonder why that fast-food chain built another outlet only a couple miles from an existing one?
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Tip Sheet - From Good to Great: Using Data to Assess and Improve Quality
The issue of program quality – how to define it, evaluate it and, ultimately, improve it – has taken center stage even as many communities face cuts to out-of-school time (OST) funding.
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Tip Sheet - Using Data in Advocacy Work
A politician loves a photo-op with students who are thriving in an after-school program in his district. What does his staff love?
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Tip Sheet - Data-Sharing Strategies that Work
Sharing data between out-of-school time (OST) programs and schools is critical to supporting children's learning and development, but it's one of the trickiest issues to navigate.
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