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Kemple, James J. – Education Next, 2016
Much has been written about the controversy surrounding performance-based school closures, but there has been no rigorous assessment of their impact on student achievement. Does the closure process harm students who are enrolled in a school while it is being phased out? Are future students better-off because a low-performing option has been…
Descriptors: School Closing, High Schools, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Nolan, Joy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
In June 2016, the Mastery Collaborative completed its first year as an official program, working with more than 40 public middle and high schools across the five boroughs of New York City to improve, document, and advocate for mastery-based teaching and learning. The collaborative has eight Living Lab schools that practice schoolwide mastery; most…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, Educational Cooperation
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Bae, Soung; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Lam, Livia; Mercer, Charmaine; Podolsky, Anne; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
This paper examines the options available to states to redefine their accountability systems as they begin to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law provides the possibility that states can create more balanced systems of support and accountability focused on educating young people so they can become productive, engaged…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation
Kemple, James J. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
In the first decade of the 21st century, the New York City (NYC) Department of Education implemented a set of large-scale and much debated high school reforms, which included closing large, low-performing schools, opening new small schools, and extending high school choice to students throughout the district. The school closure process was the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Closing, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Kemple, James J. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
In the first decade of the 21st century, the New York City (NYC) Department of Education implemented a set of large-scale and much debated high school reforms, which included closing large, low-performing schools, opening new small schools, and extending high school choice to students throughout the district. The school closure process was the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Closing, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Kemple, James J. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
In the first decade of the 21st century, the New York City (NYC) Department of Education implemented a set of large-scale and much debated high school reforms, which included closing large, low-performing schools, opening new small schools, and extending high school choice to students throughout the district. The school closure process was the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Closing, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education