Our team routinely publishes in diverse outlets.

Below, find CRESP reports and journal articles on issues of education, nutrition, health, and social policy. Use the search bar to narrow the selection by author, title, description, or keywords.


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Innovative Title III Senior Healthcare Program: Year 2 Transition Lessons Learned and Intermediate Outcomes

This report represents a partnership across University of Delaware departments, including the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) in the College of Education; the Institute for Public Administration in the Biden School of Public …

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Delaware Public School Students

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, students in Delaware experienced significant changes to the way they were educated both towards the end of the 2019–20 academic year and for the duration of the 2020–21 academic year. To explore changes to (1) enro …

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Understanding the Academic Impact of COVID-19 on Delaware Public School Students: DeSSA Data Review

This report is the second in a series of reports that serve to assist the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) in understanding the changes that occurred in Delaware Public Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and explore the impact those changes ha …

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Brief: Peer Reviewed Publication: USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Vendor Criteria

WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, helps to meet the nutrition needs of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and their children under the age of five, who live on low incomes by providing mont …

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An Equitable Future in Education: Learning from 4.0 Alumni Experiences

An intended goal of 4.0 is to foster equity and inclusion throughout the organization and its curriculum. This report seeks to explore how efforts to promote equity and inclusion are understood by alumni, as well as the extent to which these values are …

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4.0 Ten Current Trends in Early Childhood Education: Literature Review and Resources for Practitioners

The current report takes a close look at 10 current trends in the ECE literature, including practice-oriented resources to support implementation, with an emphasis on areas of work which are particularly relevant for 4.0’s ventures. Our goal is to prov …

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4.0 Schools: Early Childhood Education Portfolio, Case Studies, and Interview Results

A goal of 4.0 is to invest in community-centered models of education by providing cash, curriculum, coaching, and community to individuals with innovative ideas that are rooted in equity. Early childhood education (ECE) is one of 4.0’s key investment a …

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4.0 NEW NORMAL WAVE: Evaluation Findings

In 2020, the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) entered into a formal research-practice partnership (RPP) with the 4.0 organization. Through funding from multiple organizations, 4.0 works to re …

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USDA Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Vendor Criteria: An Examination of US Administrative Agency Variations

The food retail environment has been directly linked to disparities in dietary behaviors and may in part explain racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related deaths. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) …

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Lori’s Hands: Impacts on Participating Clients Final Evaluation Report

Lori’s Hands, founded in 2009, is a service learning organization based in Newark, Delaware. Every year, over 100 community members receive visits from college student volunteers through Lori’s Hands. The organization’s clientele includes individuals w …

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