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Carter, Bruce J. – Online Submission, 2017
A problem recognized in the United States is that a K-12 public education in urban communities is more likely to support existing patterns of inequality than to serve as a pathway to opportunity. The specific focus of this research was on the poor academic performance in U.S. K-12 urban communities. Using Benet's polarities of democracy theory as…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Statistical Analysis, Benchmarking, Achievement Tests
Council of the Great City Schools, 2015
This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Council of the Great City Schools aims to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
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Daun-Barnett, Nathan; St. John, Edward P. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
Mathematics education is a critical public policy issue in the U.S. and the pressures facing students and schools are compounded by increasing expectations for college attendance after high school. In this study, we examine whether policy efforts to constrain the high school curriculum in terms of course requirements and mandatory exit exams…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Objectives
Sam, Sonn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate how Rhode Island high school principals rate success in implementing 21st century skills in their schools. Secondly, this study investigated how high school principals rate the influence of implementing of 21st century skills in curriculum and instruction in their schools. The high…
Descriptors: Principals, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Hill, Jason G. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report examines the postsecondary majors and teaching certifications of public high school-level teachers of departmentalized classes in a selection of subject areas by using data from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States. SASS collects data on American…
Descriptors: Evidence, Majors (Students), High Schools, Teacher Qualifications