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Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Interviews, Poverty
Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Arnett, Thomas – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2018
Research demonstrates that student-centered teaching strategies (tutoring, small-group learning, mastery-based learning, and individualized instruction) can help students excel. Many schools have turned to blended learning--integrating online learning into brick-and-mortar schools--to help implement these strategies sustainably and effectively.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning, Teacher Role, Innovation
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de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
"Turning around" chronically low-performing schools is of increasing interest to educators and policymakers, as highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education's (2010) recent call to rapidly improve the nation's 5,000 lowest performing schools. Yet there is little rigorous research on changes in student populations and teacher workforce…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround
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de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2012
"Turning around" chronically low-performing schools is of increasing interest to educators and policymakers, as highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education's (2010) recent call to rapidly improve the nation's 5,000 lowest performing schools. Yet there is little rigorous research on changes in student populations and teacher workforce…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Turnaround
Krieg, John; Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use comprehensive data on student teaching placements from 14 teacher education programs (TEPs) in Washington State to explore the sorting of teacher candidates to the teachers who supervise their student teaching ("cooperating teachers") and the schools in which student teaching occurs. We find that, all else equal, teachers with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Apprenticeships, Student Placement, Student Teaching
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Warkentien, Siri; Silver, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Public schools with impressive records of serving lower-performing students are often overlooked because their average test scores, even when students are growing quickly, are lower than scores in schools that serve higher-performing students. Schools may appear to be doing poorly either because baseline achievement is not easily accounted for or…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Low Achievement, Value Added Models, Achievement Gains
DePaoli, Jennifer – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
Highly rated urban schools are often held up as models for lower-rated urban districts. These high-scoring urban schools, both district and charter, get results on Ohio's standardized tests that shine compared to results many schools get in districts struggling with the effects of concentrated poverty. Administrators, journalists, and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Standardized Tests, State Standards
Doyle, Daniela; Boast, Lyria; Rosch, Jacob; Hassel, Bryan – Public Impact, 2012
When the Connecticut State Department of Education published its first district report cards in 2003, it was obvious that the Hartford Public Schools district was struggling. Fewer than half of its students were proficient on the state reading exam. Math performance was better, but 63 percent of 10th-graders and 43 percent of younger students…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgeting, Public Schools, Funding Formulas
Smith, Nelson – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2013
As the challenges of education governance loom ever larger and the dysfunction and incapacity of the traditional K-12 system reveal themselves as major roadblocks to urgently needed reforms across that system, many have asked, "What's the alternative?" Part of the answer is the Recovery School District, a new state-created entity that…
Descriptors: School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, School Turnaround
Glazerman, Steven; Seifullah, Allison – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2012
In 2007, using funds from the federal Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and private foundations, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began piloting its version of a schoolwide reform model called the Teacher Advancement Program (TAP). Under the TAP model, teachers can earn extra pay and take on increased responsibilities through promotion (to mentor…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Teacher Promotion, Mentors
Sartain, Lauren; Stoelinga, Sara Ray; Brown, Eric R. – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
This report summarizes findings from a two-year study of Chicago's Excellence in Teaching Pilot, which was designed to drive instructional improvement by providing teachers with evidence-based feedback on their strengths and weaknesses. The pilot consisted of training and support for principals and teachers, principal observations of teaching…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Kane, Kristen – Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association, 2006
For the past half a century, the New York City public school system has undergone major transformations in its organization. The 1950s and 1960s community control movement led to decentralization of the school system in 1969. The school system broke into 32 community school districts, with superintendents appointed by local community school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Superintendents, Principals
Chambers, Jay G.; Parrish, Thomas B.; Levin, Jesse D.; Smith, James R.; Guthrie, James W.; Seder, Rich C.; Taylor, Lori – American Institutes for Research, 2004
What is the cost of providing all New York public school students a full opportunity to meet the Regents Learning Standards? This report presents the results of a fifteen-month project undertaken jointly by American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Management Analysis and Planning, Inc. (MAP) to answer this question. This is a "costing…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Costs, Educational Finance, State Standards