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.

Publications

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Pairing Animal Cartoon Characters with Produce Stimulates Selection Among Child Zoo Visitors

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In order to address the pervasive trend of under consumption of fruits and vegetables among children, we examined the hypothesis that children would be more likely to select fruits (apple slices, bananas, and oranges) and vegetables (baby carrots) when …

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Our Healthy Block: Evaluation of a community-based healthy eating and physical activity intervention

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Philadelphia has a high prevalence of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. To reduce chronic disease, there is a need for targeted, innovative community-based interventions to improve the food and physical activity environments for urban …

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Healthy Store Programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but not the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are Associated with Corner Store Healthfulness

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In response to lack of access to healthy foods, many low-income communities are instituting local healthy corner store programs. Some stores also participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Wo …

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Innovative Zoo Partnership Lending New Insight into the Power of Animals to Market Healthy Food to Kids

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A partnership between the Brandywine Zoo and the University of Delaware Center for Research in Education and Social Policy demonstrates how sectors can work together to solve important problems while at the same time reminding those involved in changin …

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Do Accountability Policies Push Teachers Out?

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Sanctions exacerbate the teacher turnover problem in low-performing schools—but giving teachers more classroom autonomy can help stem the flood. School accountability may be the most controversial and significant of all contemporary U.S. education refo …

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Reading Recovery: An Evaluation of the Four-Year i3 Scale-Up Research Report

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This final report in a series presents the results of a four-year independent external evaluation of the impacts and implementation of the scale-up of Reading Recovery, a literacy intervention targeting struggling 1st-grade students.  The evaluation wa …

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Employee and Customer Reactions to a Healthy In-Store Marketing Intervention in Supermarkets

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Supermarkets are a primary source of food for American households, and increased presence in low-income, high-minority neighborhoods present opportunities to increase access to healthy foods. It is important to assess store manager and customer reactio …

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Parallel-Group Randomized Study on the Impact of a Modified TeamSTEPPS Training on Resident and Nurse Attitudes Toward Teamwork and their Adherence to Patient Safety Protocols

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Gaps remain in what constitutes optimal healthcare team training in terms of design and impact. This study utilizes a parallel group randomized design to study the impact of a modified TeamSTEPPS training on resident and nurse attitudes toward teamwork …

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Connecting Healthy Farms to Healthy Delawareans: A Farm and Food Report

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In partnership with the Delaware Department of Agriculture, this report reflects conversations with more than 45 Delawareans, representing leadership from agriculture, public health, food retailers, economic development, government and civic organizati …

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An Examination of the Benefits, Limitations, and Challenges of Conducting Randomized Experiments with Principals

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The past decade has seen considerable debate about how to best evaluate the efficacy of educational improvement initiatives, and members of the educational leadership research community have entered the debate with great energy. Throughout this debate, …

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