CRESPAR

  

   JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY & HOWARD UNIVERSITY
   CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS PLACED AT RISK

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EVERY CHILD HAS THE CAPACITY TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND IN LIFE. Yet far too many children, especially those from poor and minority families, are placed at risk by school practices that are based on a sorting paradigm in which some students receive high-expectations instruction while the rest are relegated to lower quality education and lower quality futures. The sorting perspective must be replaced by a "talent development" model that asserts that all children are capable of succeeding in a rich and demanding curriculum with appropriate assistance and support.

The mission of the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR) is to conduct the research, development, evaluation, and dissemination needed to transform schooling for students placed at risk. The work of the Center is guided by three central themes — ensuring the success of all students at key development points, building on students’ personal and cultural assets, and scaling up effective programs — and conducted through research and development programs in the areas of early and elementary studies; middle and high school studies; school, family, and community partnerships; and systemic supports for school reform, as well as a program of institutional activities.

CRESPAR is organized as a partnership of Johns Hopkins University and Howard University, and supported by the National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students (At-Risk Institute), one of five institutes created by the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination and Improvement Act of 1994 and located within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) at the U.S. Department of Education. The At-Risk Institute supports a range of research and development activities designed to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.

For general information about the Center, 
contact Beverly Cole-Henderson, 
Associate Director of Operations,
Howard University, or 
Marc Cutright, 
Communications Director, 
Johns Hopkins University.

CRESPAR
CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS
PLACED AT RISK

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY   
&  

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

Co-Directors
Robert E. Slavin, 
Johns Hopkins University

A. Wade Boykin, 
Howard University

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

At JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
Center for Social Organization of Schools
3003 North Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore MD 21218

410-516-8800/410-516-8890 fax


Robert Slavin
James Mc Partland
Joyce Epstein
Samuel Stringfield

At HOWARD UNIVERSITY
2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20008

202-806-8484 / 202-806-8498 fax

A. Wade Boykin
Velma LaPoint
Robert Jagers

Beverly Cole-Henderson