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Yokley-Busby, Suzi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of attendance longevity participation in an after school program, attending one and two times or three times weekly for two years, designed to build intentional relationships and support academic success, on urban elementary school students' achievement, attendance, and positive school awards.…
Descriptors: Attendance, Academic Persistence, Student Participation, After School Programs
Schwartz, Amy Ellen; McCabe, Brian J.; Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Chellman, Colin – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2009
In the United States, public housing developments are predominantly located in neighborhoods with low median incomes, high rates of poverty and disproportionately high concentrations of minorities. While research consistently shows that public housing developments are located in economically and socially disadvantaged neighborhoods, we know little…
Descriptors: Public Housing, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty, Low Income Groups
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
This study examined whether having a teacher who chose an alternate route to certification (AC) rather than a teacher who chose a traditional certification route (TC) affects the reading and math achievement of elementary school students. The study included about 2,600 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and their 174 teachers. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students