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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Career academies -- small learning communities within high schools that introduce students to specific industry sectors -- have become a popular way to expand career education. Yet certain institutional, economic, and social factors can inhibit their viability and scalability. Michael Lanford and Tattiya Maruco conducted a yearlong qualitative…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Education, Program Effectiveness, Labor Needs
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
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Griffen, Jacalyn – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Federal initiatives place school counselors at the forefront of increasing college access for students in underserved communities. Although college enrollment rates have increased, low attainment rates persist in low socioeconomic communities and communities of color. Families in these communities aspire for their children to go to college but…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, School Culture, School Counselors
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Lakes, Kimberley; Nguyen, Helena May; Jones, Marissa; Schuck, Sabrina E. B. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe a school-based universal intervention (the Tilly's Life Center "I Am Me" program) to promote emotional competence and social-emotional skills in adolescents. We present results of a mixed-methods program evaluation conducted in public schools in Southern California. In Study 1, sixteen students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Corwin, Zoë B. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Over the past six years, the Pullias Center for Higher Education has been engaged in research designed to better understand the potential of digital tools to increase access to college. Their most recent $3.2 million "First in the World" (FITW) federal grant has enabled the Center to implement and evaluate an online game-based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Education, Higher Education, Intervention
Nava, Yuridia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The following research sought to investigate the impact of a comprehensive school counseling program based on the American School Counselor Association's Recognized (ASCA) Model Program known as RAMP, on student achievement and college readiness. The study was conducted on a comprehensive high school campus in California, which included 2,700…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Academic Achievement, College Readiness, High School Students
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Voight, Adam; Velez, Valerie – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
This study employed a quasi-experimental design to examine the effects of a school-based youth participatory action research program on the education outcomes of participating high school students. The program was a year-long elective course in six high schools in the same California district whose student population is predominantly low-income…
Descriptors: High School Students, Participatory Research, Action Research, Student Research
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Gurantz, Oded – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2018
The success of policy interventions is frequently stymied by the inability to induce take-up in target populations. In this article, I show that local advertising in combination with small financial lotteries increases the likelihood that low-income students apply for and receive state aid. I isolate causal impacts by estimating the change in…
Descriptors: Advertising, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, State Aid
Nunez, Manuel – ProQuest LLC, 2018
English learners (ELs) constitute one of the largest subgroups enrolled in the US public education system. The state of California has an estimated 1.5 million ELs in kindergarten through Grade 12. This mixed methods study employed improvement science principles to understand how three high school physics teachers implemented project-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Projects, Learner Engagement, Self Efficacy
Barnett, Elizabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Increasingly, state departments of education, school districts, and high schools are recognizing that many students graduate from high school underprepared for college-level coursework in mathematics. Many are referred to remedial education when they arrive at college. To help students become better prepared for college and avoid remedial courses…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics
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Irvine, Jeff – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This study examined a linkage program between a secondary school and a community college in Ontario, Canada. The study sought to identify (a) appropriate success criteria to evaluate a high school-community college program and (b) the attributes that promote or ensure a program's sustainability. Though initially successful, the investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Community Colleges
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Nasir, Na'ilah Suad; Vakil, Sepehr – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Drawing on data from a study of learning, race, and equity in an urban high school organized around specialized learning academies, we examine the ways in which the design, framing, construction, and organization of learning spaces deeply influences the types of access to rigorous learning that students experience. We draw on the notion of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, STEM Education, Career Academies, Racial Differences
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Achinstein, Betty; Curry, Marnie W.; Ogawa, Rodney T.; Athanases, Steven Z. – Urban Education, 2016
This article presents a 2-year critical case study of an urban high school innovating to enhance the academic performance of low-income Latina/o students, highlighting high-leverage practices that promote boundary crossing between school and community. First, we highlight foundational elements of school logic, mission, and community ethos that…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Urban Schools, High School Students, Low Income Groups
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Fancsali, Cheri; Abe, Yasuyo; Pyatigorsky, Mikhail – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Nationally, two-thirds of high school students are unable to read and comprehend complex academic materials, think critically about texts, and synthesize information from multiple sources, or communicate what they have learned. Without a substantial change in their academic literacy, U.S. high school students face continued academic problems in…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Literacy, Reading Achievement, Content Area Reading
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Hinojosa, T.; Bos, J.; O'Brien, B.; Park, S.; Liu, F.; Jerabek, A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Students beginning high school commonly experience increased stress and behavior problems alongside declines in grades, attendance, interest in school, and perceptions of academic competence and self-esteem (Alvidrez & Weinstein, 1993; Reyes et al., 2000). Moreover, research indicates that, relative to students who graduate from high school,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Grade 9, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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