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Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Giersch, Jason; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
We analyze longitudinal data from students who spent their academic careers in North Carolina (NC) public secondary schools and attended NC public universities to investigate the importance of high school racial composition and opportunities to learn in secondary school for choosing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Public Schools, Public Colleges
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Dempsey, Terri L. – RTI International, 2018
Attention to mixed methods studies research has increased in recent years, particularly among funding agencies that increasingly require a mixed methods approach for program evaluation. At the same time, researchers operating within large-scale, rapid-turnaround research projects are faced with the reality that collection and analysis of large…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods Research, High Schools, Educational Research
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Shi, Ying – Grantee Submission, 2018
This paper uses administrative North Carolina data linked from high school to college and national surveys to characterize the largest contributor to the STEM gender gap: engineering. Disparities are the result of differential entry during high school or earlier rather than postsecondary exit. Differences in pre-college academic preparation…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, Professional Personnel, Gender Differences
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Lindsay, Constance A.; Hart, Cassandra M. D. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Using student-level administrative data from North Carolina, we explore whether exposure to same-race teachers affects the rate at which Black students receive exclusionary discipline, such as out-of-school suspensions, in-school suspensions, and expulsion. We find consistent evidence that exposure to same-race teachers is associated with reduced…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, African American Students, African American Teachers, Discipline
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Lauen, Douglas L.; Fuller, Sarah; Barrett, Nathan; Janda, Ludmila – American Journal of Education, 2017
We examine the impacts of early college high schools, small schools of choice located on college campuses. These schools provide a no-cost opportunity for students to earn college credit--or a 2-year degree--while in high school. Using rich administrative data on multiple cohorts of students and quasiexperimental methods informed by the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
Hemelt, Steven W.; Lenard, Matthew A.; Paeplow, Colleen G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
Modern career academies aim to prepare students for college and the labor market. This paper examines the profile of students entering such academies in one school district and estimates causal effects of participation in one of the district's well-regarded academies on a range of high school and college outcomes. Using rich administrative data…
Descriptors: Career Academies, High Schools, High School Students, Profiles
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
de Velasco, Jorge Ruiz; Gonzales, Daisy – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2017
California's alternative education options for youth vulnerable to dropping out of school have been established at different historical points and for different student age and target populations. For purposes of this brief, "alternative school" is defined as belonging to one of six legislatively authorized types of public (non-charter)…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Alignment (Education)
Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Glynn, Jennifer – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2017
The goal of equal educational opportunity remains unrealized at most of America's colleges. The children of wealth and privilege fill nearly all the seats at these institutions, while the children of poverty are almost completely absent. Far too often, a young person's educational path is determined not by intellect, but by parental income. That a…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Access to Education, High Achievement, Low Income Students
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Wasko, Christopher W. – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the suitability of the DSAP Framework to guide instructional design and technology integration for teachers piloting a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiative and to measure the impact the initiative had on the amount and type of technology used in pilot classrooms. Quantitative and qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Edmunds, Julie A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Given the positive impacts of the small, stand-alone early college model and the desire to provide those benefits to more students, organizations have begun efforts to scale up the early college model in a variety of settings. These efforts have been supported by the federal government, particularly by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Models, Interviews
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