State Agency Reform: The Experience of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Event Date

Fri, 06/27/2008 - 1:30PM EDT

Description

As educational programs undergo reform, questions of their impact loom large. This Webinar provided insight into Massachusetts' reform and evaluation effort. Presenters included Christine Kenney, Director of Education Services for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, Lonnie Kaufman, Project Manager, and Steven Ellis, Senior Manager, of the external evaluation team from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. Ms. Kenney, Mr. Kaufman, and Mr. Ellis, provided information about the impetus for the educational reform initiative, the benefits and challenges of the evaluation process, and the findings and next steps identified as a result of the evaluation. NDTAC's Project Director Tarek Anandan provided a brief overview on the usefulness of program evaluations for neglected and delinquent programs.

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