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George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
This article examines how sub-Saharan African families in the United States engage with high schools and the college-going process. Using qualitative methods and the concept of home-school dissonance, Chrystal A. George Mwangi shows how African immigrant families--one of the fastest-growing yet least-studied immigrant groups--develop educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Cultural Differences
Campbell, Colleen – Center for American Progress, 2019
The United States has boosted attainment rates over the past decade, with the share of young adults with at least an associate degree increasing by 20 percent, resulting in an additional 5 million more individuals earning a college degree. But these gains in postsecondary attainment are not evenly distributed across the country. Of the 218.6…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Whites, African Americans
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Morris, Wade H. – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In 1955, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church called for the racial desegregation of Episcopal institutions: parishes, seminaries, and schools. The study of Episcopal school desegregation reveals a fundamental paradox: Episcopal theology promoted desegregation but "white flight" spurred Episcopal school growth. The question of…
Descriptors: Whites, Protestants, Churches, School Desegregation
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Ellis, Tierra Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The declining student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) remains a national concern. More problematic, Black high school students disproportionately lack access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are essential stepping-stones in the path to STEM careers. This dissertation explores the psychosocial factors…
Descriptors: African American Students, Charter Schools, High School Students, Advanced Courses
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Harrell-Levy, Marinda K. – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2018
Discourse on youth development has only begun to explore how Black youth experience courses intended to result in their sociopolitical development. The present study examined the link between pedagogical experience in a culturally relevant class and sociopolitical involvement and tested the mediating role of sociopolitical efficacy.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, African American Students, Catholic Schools, Alumni
Zehr, Mary Ann – American Educator, 2018
Professional educators--in the classroom, library, counseling center, or anywhere in between--share one overarching goal: ensuring all students receive the rich, well-rounded education they need to be productive, engaged citizens. In this regular feature, the work of professional educators is explored--their accomplishments and their…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Class Activities, Self Expression
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Oreck, Barry – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2017
A study of former participants in high and middle school playwriting programs investigated students' perceptions of their experiences. After 20+ years of partnerships in a wide range of schools, Washington D.C.'s Young Playwrights' Theater examined how and why playwriting works and for whom. How does the form and process of writing plays motivate…
Descriptors: Playwriting, High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Motivation
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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M.; Moore, DeWayne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Attaining successful outcomes on the SAT can have profound educational and financial consequences for college-bound students. Using archival data from a private tutoring centre, we investigated variables we hypothesised to contribute to SAT score increases. Our analyses revealed significant effects of time on task and rate of SAT homework…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Coaching, Scores, Time on Task
Allen, Kent – Independent School, 2017
The chances of lightning striking twice are infinitesimal, at best. What are the odds, in middle age, of being struck with a jarring bolt of figurative lightning, then a few months later being an eyewitness as the same sizzle in the sky jolts a group of students--those decision-makers of tomorrow? The author describes two experiences that proved…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Inclusion, Boarding Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Chanse, Victoria; Mohamed, Amina; Wilson, Sacoby; Dalemarre, Laura; Leisnham, Paul T.; Rockler, Amanda; Shirmohammadi, Adel; Montas, Hubert – Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In urbanized areas, incorporating residents' concerns and priorities into the stormwater management debate has focused on adults rather than youth. This study used Photovoice, a tool that includes photographs taken by youth, to uncover youth concerns and perceptions about their local watersheds. This study consisted of a comparative study of two…
Descriptors: Photography, Youth Programs, Urban Planning, Water Quality
Pufall Jones, Elizabeth; Flanagan, Sean; Zaff, Jonathan F.; McClay, Craig; Varga, Shannon; Rollock, Miriam; Hynes, Michelle; Cole, Marissa – America's Promise Alliance, 2017
Young people need support from an array of adults and peers to meet key developmental milestones and thrive as adults. This report is the second in a series focused on career pathways programs that serve risk-immersed young people. It builds on the programmatic insights in the first report asking youth participants enrolled in the four career…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Youth Programs, Interpersonal Relationship
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Stanley, Simone; Ymele-Leki, Patrick – Chemical Engineering Education, 2017
A community outreach project was integrated in a District of Columbia public schools summer internship program for students from underrepresented minorities in STEM. The project introduced these students to fundamental engineering principles by leveraging a smartphone application (App) so readily accessible and attractive to them that it boosted…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemical Engineering, Kinetics, Science Experiments
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Foreman, Leesa M. – Journal of School Choice, 2017
The two fastest growing school choice options are charter schools and private school choice programs, which include vouchers, tax credit scholarships, and education savings accounts. Most research assessing the effects of these programs focuses on student achievement. I review the literature to determine the impact public and private school choice…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Attainment, Educational Vouchers
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Addington, Lynn A. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Civic knowledge and participation are low among all students, but this pattern is even more pronounced for those who are poor, belong to a racial or ethnic minority group, or reside in a disadvantaged community. One remedy for this resulting "civic empowerment gap" is a call for teaching more effective civics classes in urban public…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Law Related Education, High School Students, Public Schools
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