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Tucker, Marc – ASCD, 2019
Did you know that close to half of today's jobs in the U.S. could be done by robots and that proportion is rapidly increasing? It is quite possible that about half of today's high school graduates will not have the knowledge or skills needed to get a decent job when they graduate. Tomorrow's high school graduates will be able to thrive in this…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Methods, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2019
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Program Results: Class of 2018 on February 6, 2019. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) examination participation and performance for the Class of 2018 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Moulding, Brett, Ed.; Songer, Nancy, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
It is essential for today's students to learn about science and engineering in order to make sense of the world around them and participate as informed members of a democratic society. The skills and ways of thinking that are developed and honed through engaging in scientific and engineering endeavors can be used to engage with evidence in making…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Process Skills
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
Howard, Mark; Christiansen, David W. – School District of Palm Beach County, 2018
In FY17, the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) outperformed Florida and six other large urban school districts for the fourth consecutive year (FY14-FY17), and has consistently increased the graduation rate, including from FY16 to FY17. More importantly, the disparity between White students and their Black and Hispanic peers was reduced…
Descriptors: School Districts, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Moeller, Eliza; Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
The UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and the To&Through Project's new paper, "Practice-Driven Data: Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education," shares key lessons learned from Chicago's approach to using data to foster ongoing improvement in students' educational attainment. This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2018
The College Board released national Advanced Placement (AP) Cohort Results. This memorandum provides information pertinent to the AM international Baccalaureate (IB) participation and performance for the Class of 2017 in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The AP exam results in MCPS were bench marked with the results for the state of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Academic Achievement
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Crispin, Laura M. – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
I estimate the effect of extracurricular participation on the high school dropout decision with a particular focus on at-risk students. Using a sample of tenth grade students from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, I jointly estimate the dropout and participation decisions (including extracurricular offerings per student), and…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Chen, Peter; Rice, Cynthia – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. Reasons for student absence vary. In Newark Public Schools, 48 percent of high school students were "chronically absent" in the 2015-16…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. "Chronic absenteeism" is generally defined as missing 10 percent or more of enrolled days for any reason. Research has shown that when…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Smith, Stephen M.; Fanning, Shaun – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2017
"Who Do You Think You Are?" helps parents, school counselors, and administrators get teens thinking about--and interested in--their future careers. Success in college and beyond relies on thorough prior preparation; by identifying interests and passions early on, young people are better able to plan for the career they want by mapping…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Adolescents, Career Development, College Graduates
Louisiana Department of Education, 2017
Those closest to students have the greatest impact on their success. Given this belief, Louisiana has focused its efforts to support and empower principals in their role as school leaders. Successful principals reflect and plan, using data throughout the year to set goals and improve instruction. The Department helps principals develop their…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Leadership Qualities, Planning
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