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Athanases, Steven Z.; Achinstein, Betty; Curry, Marnie Willis; Ogawa, Rodney T. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: Literatures on college-going cultures offer patterns and lists of practices that promote schoolwide attention to college-going for nondominant youth, often with organization-level analyses of policies and procedures. Other literature identifies promising practices and challenges to conventional instruction, often examining…
Descriptors: High Schools, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Condliffe, Barbara F.; Boyd, Melody L.; DeLuca, Stefanie – Teachers College Record, 2015
Background: High school choice policies attempt to improve the educational outcomes of poor and minority students by allowing access to high schools beyond neighborhood boundaries. These policies assume that given a choice, families will be able to select a school that supports their child's learning and promotes educational attainment. However,…
Descriptors: High School Students, School Choice, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students
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Stephan, Jennifer L. – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: College attendance has become a crucial determinant of life chances in U.S. society. Besides college costs and academic preparation, college-related cultural and social capital may help explain socioeconomic differences in whether and where students attend college. While high school counselors are seen as potential agents of social…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Interviews, Coaching (Performance), Counseling Techniques
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Militello, Matthew; Schweid, Jason; Carey, John – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Today we have moved from the debate of student opportunity to postsecondary educational setting to 100% access. That is, today's high school settings have been charged with preparing "college ready" graduates. Educational policy has leveraged mandates and sanctions as a mechanism to improve college placement rates, especially…
Descriptors: High Schools, Inclusion, Student Placement, Sanctions
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Kirshner, Ben; Pozzoboni, Kristen M. – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: School closure is becoming an increasingly common policy response to underperforming urban schools. Districts typically justify closure decisions by pointing to schools' low performance on measures required by No Child Left Behind. Closures disproportionately fall on schools with high percentages of poor and working-class…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Closing, Urban Schools, Low Income Groups