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Bayer, Amanda; Grossman, Jean; DuBois, David – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Prior research on mentoring relationships outside of school does point toward relationship closeness and related indicators of the emotional quality of the mentor-protégé tie as important influences on youth outcomes. There is preliminary evidence that this may also be the case for School Based Mentoring (SBM), or at least that closeness promotes…
Descriptors: Mentors, Volunteers, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Bloom, Howard S.; Unterman, Rebecca – MDRC, 2013
In 2002, New York City embarked on an ambitious and wide-ranging series of education reforms. At the heart of its high school reforms were three interrelated changes: the institution of a district wide high school choice process for all rising ninth-graders, the closure of 31 large, failing high schools with an average graduation rate of 40…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Public Schools, High Schools, School Choice
Oreopoulos, Philip; Dunn, Ryan – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
High school students from disadvantaged high schools in Toronto were invited to take two surveys, about three weeks apart. Half of the students taking the first survey were also shown a 3 minute video about the benefits of post secondary education (PSE) and invited to try out a financial-aid calculator. Most students' perceived returns to PSE were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Surveys, Video Technology
Puma, Michael; Bell, Stephen; Cook, Ronna; Heid, Camilla; Shapiro, Gary; Broene, Pam; Jenkins, Frank; Fletcher, Philip; Quinn, Liz; Friedman, Janet; Ciarico, Janet; Rohacek, Monica; Adams, Gina; Spier, Elizabeth – Administration for Children & Families, 2010
This report addresses the following four questions by reporting on the impacts of Head Start on children and families during the children's preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade years: (1) What difference does Head Start make to key outcomes of development and learning (and in particular, the multiple domains of school readiness) for low-income…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups, Kindergarten
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Allington, Richard L.; McGill-Franzen, Anne; Camilli, Gregory; Williams, Lunetta; Graff, Jennifer; Zeig, Jacqueline; Zmach, Courtney; Nowak, Rhonda – Reading Psychology, 2010
Much research has established the contribution of summer reading setback to the reading achievement gap that is present between children from more and less economically advantaged families. Likewise, summer reading activity, or the lack of it, has been linked to summer setback. Finally, family socioeconomic status has been linked to the access…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Neighborhoods, Low Income Groups, Reading Achievement