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Franklin, C. Torres – American Annals of the Deaf, 2019
The author examined the experiences of first-generation Latino/a college students who graduated from college and those who did not graduate. It was found that the first-generation deaf Latino/a college graduates in the study had similar experiences growing up, attending high school, and attending college to those of first-generation hearing…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, College Graduates, Deafness
Cram, Bridgette; Béjar, Elizabeth – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To increase equitable postsecondary access and success outcomes it is critical to address the college preparedness gap. While Florida International University (FIU) continues to improve retention and graduation gaps for currently enrolled students, it became evident that the university could play a larger role in preparing high school students for…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2019
When the Annie E. Casey Foundation published its first "KIDS COUNT Data Book" in 1990, there were 64 million children in America. Now, almost three decades later, there are close to 74 million. This 30th edition of the "Data Book" examines how America's child population has changed, demographically and geographically. The…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Child Development, Child Health, Well Being
Kannam, Jessica; Weiss, Madison – American Youth Policy Forum, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with tools to strengthen accountability and ensure high-quality educational opportunities for all students, including those served in alternative schools and programs. The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) conducted a review of 38 ESSA state plans to better understand how states are…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Nontraditional Education
McVey, Kaitlin Pennington; Trinidad, Justin – Bellwether Education Partners, 2019
Teacher shortages have real impact on schools, students, and communities. A gap of one teacher in a school means diminished opportunities for students. And, like many challenges in public education, the pain of teacher shortages is not distributed equitably: The communities that suffer the most from teacher shortages are often low-income and…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Educational Policy, State Policy, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cruze, Angela; Cota, Meg; López, Francesca – Language Policy, 2019
In 2006, Arizona ELL Task Force implemented Structured English Immersion (SEI) within its public schools to educate emergent bilingual (EB) students. Although prior research has demonstrated limitations of SEI, we investigate whether institutionalization has improved its implementation and outcomes using coordinators' and teachers' responses from…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Glatt Yochai, Kim – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2019
English Learner (EL) students in the United States are historically lower achieving students than their native- English-speaking peers. There are a number of contributing factors for the achievement gap. In recent years, the U.S. Department of Education has undertaken various initiatives to address some of the known factors to improve education…
Descriptors: Ethics, English Language Learners, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Balfanz, Robert; Byrnes, Vaughan – Boston Foundation, 2019
The Boston Opportunity Agenda is a partnership among the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the city's leading public charities along with many other local foundations and philanthropists. The partnership's goal is to use its members' varied resources and expertise in a unified manner to improve the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Public Schools, College School Cooperation
Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Campaign for College Opportunity, 2019
With over 37 million residents, California is the most populous state in the country. California's primary and secondary schools enroll over 6.2 million students,1 and there are 3.4 million undergraduates attending 683 postsecondary institutions in California. Yet, because of the lack of a strong data infrastructure, we are unable to answer basic…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Access to Education
College & Career Academy Support Network, 2019
College and career pathways represent a significant national education reform movement supported by federal, state, and philanthropic funding. High school pathways combine career and technical education with rigorous academics, work-based learning, and integrated student supports to provide equitable access to postsecondary opportunities. Strong…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Alignment (Education), Vocational Education, Academic Education
Nodine, Thad R. – Education Insights Center, 2019
California is home to more of the "super rich" than any other state (Pastor & Braun 2015), and yet Californians, on average, have become poorer since the turn of the century. With cost of living taken into account, California now claims the nation's highest rate of poverty (Fox 2017). California's disparities extend beyond economic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives, Fellowships
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
In 2016, a team of education leaders from the Long Beach College Promise joined Bridging the Gap to build and strengthen student transitions from high school to college. The partners sought to assess and improve the partnership's dual enrollment programs spanning the three public institutions, pilot and implement new career exploration tools and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Jaeger, Laura; Bracco, Kathy Reeves – Education Insights Center, 2019
A group of public education institutions throughout the Salinas Valley came together in 2016 to help more youth in the valley prepare for and succeed in college. In this brief, we draw from interviews with faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as with student focus groups, in order to answer the following question for those interested in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
Nodine, Thad; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Jaeger, Laura – Education Insights Center, 2019
Long Beach and the Salinas Valley joined Bridging the Gap to smooth transitions for students from high school to postsecondary education. Due to policy reforms at the state and system levels, working across systems increasingly became an immediate and practical need for those seeking to improve student transitions from high school to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, College Bound Students, Partnerships in Education
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