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Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
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
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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
Grady, Michael – Jobs For the Future, 2016
In today's digital age, it is widely accepted that effective use of data is essential to improving just about anything, and increasing college and career success is no exception. Yet, despite its proliferation, student information remains surprisingly underutilized, even in efforts to ease the critical transition from high school to college. This…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
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
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy, 2015
U.S. social programs, set up to address important problems, often fall short by funding specific models/strategies ("interventions") that are not effective. When evaluated in scientifically-rigorous studies, social interventions in K-12 education, job training, crime prevention, and other areas are frequently found ineffective or…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Small Schools, School Choice, Poverty Areas