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Millenky, Megan; Hossain, Farhana – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based nonprofit organization that serves girls of middle school and high school age who are at risk of involvement with the justice system. PACE aims to get these girls back on track by taking a gender-responsive approach, providing a blend of academic and social services that are shaped by an awareness of girls'…
Descriptors: Females, At Risk Persons, Middle School Students, High School Students
Millenky, Megan; Treskon, Louisa; Freedman, Lily; Mage, Caroline – MDRC, 2019
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based organization that provides academic and social services to girls of middle school and high school age. Girls who attend PACE have a specific set of characteristics that put them at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system and other negative outcomes. PACE seeks to reduce the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, High School Students, At Risk Students
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
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Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
Figlio, David; Holden, Kristian L.; Ozek, Umut – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Instructional time is a fundamental educational input, yet we have little causal evidence about the effect of longer school days on student achievement. This paper uses a sharp regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of lengthening the school day for low-performing schools in Florida by exploiting an administrative cutoff for…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Low Achievement, Eligibility, Literacy Education
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Callahan, Michael T.; King, Kathleen P. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
While higher education institutions seek to increase college admissions' predictions of student success, they have largely overlooked examining possible impacts of online distance education classes completed in high school. Using information from an undergraduate honors program, this study analyzed whether an indicator of undergraduate student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Lansing, Jiffy; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, James E.; Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – Educational Forum, 2017
This paper analyzes teacher responses to a distinctive reform that sought to ­implement alignment between high schools and colleges. A survey of 225 teachers is used to examine teachers' perceptions of the reform's effectiveness, further resources needed, and how perceptions changed over time. The reform was perceived as effective for…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Alignment (Education), High Schools
Munoz, Edwin B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The integration of one-to-one computing in schools is an educational technology trend that is being widely implemented across school districts in the United States. A school district in the central east coast of Florida implemented a one-to-one computing program at two high schools during the 2015-16 school year. The current study was used to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Academic Achievement
Lansing, Jiffy; Ahearn, Caitlin; Rosenbaum, James; Mokher, Christine; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2017
This paper analyzes teacher responses to a distinctive reform that sought to implement alignment between high schools and colleges. A survey of 225 teachers is used to examine teachers' perceptions of the reform's effectiveness, further resources needed, and how perceptions changed over time. The reform was perceived as effective for college-bound…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), High Schools, Colleges, Educational Change
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Childs, Karen Elfner; Kincaid, Don; George, Heather Peshak; Gage, Nicholas A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is a systems approach to supporting the social and emotional needs of all children utilized by more than 21,000 schools across the nation. Data from numerous studies and state projects' evaluation reports point to the impact of SWPBIS on student outcomes (office discipline referrals…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Discipline Problems, Suspension
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Garcia, Ivonne – MDRC, 2016
Ninth Grade Academies (NGAs)--also called Freshman Academies--have attracted national attention as a particularly intensive and promising approach for supporting a successful transition for high school freshmen. An NGA is a self-contained learning community for ninth-graders that operates as a school within a school. NGAs have four core structural…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Student Adjustment
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