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McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Griffin, Ashley – Education Trust, 2018
If there ever was a time for educators to understand the experiences of Latino students, that time is now. Increases in anti-immigration expressions and sentiments and the very real rollback of federal protections have created an unsafe and unsettling environment in this nation and in its schools. One of the greatest resources to help educators…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Hispanic American Students, Cultural Influences
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Richardson, Jayson W.; Beck, Dennis; LaFrance, Jason; McLeod, Scott – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
As cyberschooling options expand, it is vital that we understand the nuances of these particular learning opportunities. Because little research exists on leaders of K-12 cyberschools, this exploratory case study had two purposes. We first examined how 18 cyberschool leaders in the United States obtained their position. Second, we explored the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational History, Administrator Attitudes
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Smith, Shaunna – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2016
This ethnographic case study investigated how the process of learning during a yearlong after-school, project-based learning (PjBL) experience could be documented by student-created reflective videos. Guided by social constructivism, constant comparative analysis was used to explore the meaningful learning that took place in addition to the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Video Technology, Reflection, Active Learning
Edwards, Matia, Ed. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2016
"Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace" is the seventh biennial report to Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states on their progress in meeting SREB's Challenge to Lead goals for education. Each customized state report documents progress on both measurable outcomes and state policies. Through effective policy implementation, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Enrollment, Poverty
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
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Westine, Carl D. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A cluster-randomized trial (CRT) relies on random assignment of intact clusters to treatment conditions, such as classrooms or schools (Raudenbush & Bryk, 2002). One specific type of CRT, a multi-site CRT (MSCRT), is commonly employed in educational research and evaluation studies (Spybrook & Raudenbush, 2009; Spybrook, 2014; Bloom,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Randomized Controlled Trials, Science Achievement, Cluster Grouping
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Jimerson, Jo Beth; Wayman, Jeffrey C. – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: In the last few decades, a focus on school accountability at the state and federal levels has created expectations for teachers to attend to data in increasingly structured ways. Although professional learning is often cited as an important facilitator of effective data use, research that focuses on the intersection of professional…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Faculty Development, Organizational Culture
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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Flores, Stella M.; Drake, Timothy A. – Review of Higher Education, 2014
Using individual-level longitudinal state administrative data, this analysis examines whether English language learner (ELL) status increases the likelihood of being designated as needing college remediation. We track a cohort of ELL and non-ELL students from first grade to college entry and investigate whether there are differences in students'…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Racial Differences
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Arrington, C. Nikki; Kulesz, Paulina A.; Francis, David J.; Fletcher, Jack M.; Barnes, Marcia A. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Little is known about how specific components of working memory, namely, attentional processes including response inhibition, sustained attention, and cognitive inhibition, are related to reading decoding and comprehension. The current study evaluated the relations of reading comprehension, decoding, working memory, and attentional control in…
Descriptors: Attention, Short Term Memory, Reading Comprehension, Decoding (Reading)
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Tirivayi, Nyasha; Maasen van den Brink, Henriette; Groot, Wim – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2014
The effects of teachers' group incentives on student achievement are examined by reviewing theoretical arguments and empirical studies published between 1990 and 2011. Studies from developing countries reported positive effects of group incentives on student test scores. However, experimental studies from developed countries reported insignificant…
Descriptors: Incentives, Academic Achievement, Developing Nations, Developed Nations
Richards, Meredith P. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
In this study, I employ geospatial techniques to assess the impact of school attendance zone "gerrymandering" on the racial/ethnic segregation of schools, using a large national sample of 15,290 attendance zones in 663 districts. I estimate the effect of gerrymandering on school diversity and school district segregation by comparing the…
Descriptors: Attendance, School Districts, School Segregation, Racial Segregation
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Datnow, Amanda; Park, Vicki; Kennedy-Lewis, Brianna – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: An increasing number of schools and districts across the US are requiring teachers to collaborate for the purpose of data-driven decision making. Research suggests that both data use and teacher collaboration are important ingredients in the school improvement process. Existing studies also reveal the complexities of teacher collaboration…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Data, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers
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Gersten, Russell; Dimino, Joseph; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Taylor, Mary Jo – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The ESEA Blueprint for Reform states that teachers need "effective, ongoing, job-embedded, professional development that is targeted to student and school needs… [and] aligned with evidence of improvements in student learning." Unfortunately, the professional development approaches advocated, though sensible and compelling in theory,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Vocabulary Development, Observation, Grade 1
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