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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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Francois, Chantal – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: The pressure to understand "what works" to advance adolescents' reading development has increased as the Common Core State Standards' call for youth to grapple with a range of complex texts. While we have learned more about promising reading programs and interventions for adolescent students in schools, few…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, School Culture, Urban Schools
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Schechter, Chen – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background: In light of the growing complexity of schoolwork, it is important that faculty members move away from isolated learning toward a more collective type of thinking regarding teaching and learning issues. Purpose: Whereas collective learning has mostly been approached from a deficit-based orientation (finding/solving problems and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Practices
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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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Theoharis, George – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: A group of educators have demonstrated success not only with White middle-class and affluent students but also with students from varied racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, ability, and cultural backgrounds. A reoccurring theme from these schools and from the literature on school change is that exemplary leadership helps create…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Lynn, Marvin; Bacon, Jennifer Nicole; Totten, Tommy L.; Bridges, Thurman L., III; Jennings, Michael E. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The study examines teachers' and administrators' perspectives on the persistent academic failure of African American male high school students. The study took place between 2003 and 2005 in a low-performing high school in Summerfield County, a Black suburban county in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States with a poverty…
Descriptors: African American Students, Suburban Schools, High School Students, Dropout Rate