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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
Stairs, Andrea J. – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2010
This paper reports on an interpretive, collective case study that examined preservice teacher learning and practice in an urban school-university partnership. Multiple data sources were collected from 55 predominantly White middle-class preservice teachers at a predominantly Black and Latino high school, including pre- and post-surveys,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Seiler, Gale; Gonsalves, Allison – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2010
A liberatory pedagogy, from a Freirean perspective, seeks to transform the classroom into a dialogic and student-powered learning environment by restructuring the student-teacher dichotomy. The purpose is change--not only to individual students' lives and opportunities but also to the wider social reality. While these are the goals of many science…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Classrooms, Science Instruction
Cobb, Casey D.; Bifulco, Robert; Bell, Courtney – Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2009
As of October 2007, 54 interdistrict magnet schools enrolling 18,928 students were operating in Connecticut. The bulk of these schools are located in the Hartford and New Haven areas--21 in the Hartford area and 17 in the New Haven area. Interdistrict magnets also serve significant numbers of students in the Waterbury region. In keeping with the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Magnet Schools, School Desegregation, Reading Achievement