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Coca, Vanessa; Black, Kristin – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
Like other major school districts throughout the country, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has shifted its focus over the last decade from holding high schools accountable for graduation rates to holding them accountable for rates of college and career readiness. There are two major challenges facing both research and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Accountability, Graduation Rate
Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul T. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This study is the first in-depth look at Chicago's charter schools by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium). The authors examined four key dimensions of charter high schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): (1) school organization and policies; (2) incoming skills and characteristics of charter high school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, School Policy, School Organization
Durham, Rachel E.; Stein, Marc L.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
The total number of Baltimore City Schools (City Schools) graduates who enrolled in college the next fall declined across the Classes of 2007-2014. The percentage of graduates enrolling in college also decreased by more than 7.0 percentage points, from 49.8% to 42.0%. At the same time, the total number of high school graduates increased, as cohort…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Enrollment Rate
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools
Durham, Rachel E.; Olson, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) has made great strides in its effort to lower the number of high school dropouts and to encourage prior dropouts to return and graduate by providing a broad set of options for students with a diverse set of needs and academic histories. At the same time, City Schools has initiated an effort to foster a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Dropout Prevention, Graduation Rate
Klevan, Sarah; Villavicencio, Adriana; Wulach, Suzanne – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
In August of 2011, NYC launched the Young Men's Initiative (YMI)--an ambitious set of programs across several City agencies aimed at improving outcomes for Black and Latino males. The bulk of YMI's education effort is the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which provides funding and support to 40 high schools to help them improve college and…
Descriptors: Males, College Preparation, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Klevan, Sarah; Villavicencio, Adriana; Wulach, Suzanne – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
In August of 2011, NYC launched the Young Men's Initiative (YMI)--an ambitious set of programs across several City agencies aimed at improving outcomes for Black and Latino males. The bulk of YMI's education effort is the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which provides funding and support to 40 high schools to help them improve college and…
Descriptors: Males, College Preparation, African American Students, Hispanic American Students