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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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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Backtalk: Education is the Best Medicine

There is a direct connection between the level of education and public health. Policymakers from these two fields should collaborate to press for education improvements that would ultimately result in better public health. Keywords: health, low-income, …

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Year One Results from the Multi-Site Randomized Evaluation of the i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term, one-to-one intervention designed to help the lowest achieving readers in first grade. This article presents first-year results from the multisite randomized controlled trial (RCT) and implementation study under th …

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