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Unterman, Rebecca; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2019
In 2002, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched a bold set of education reforms designed to transform the educational experiences of all high school students: They instituted a district-wide high school choice process that assigned all rising ninth-graders to specific high schools; they closed large, low-performing high…
Descriptors: School Choice, Academic Persistence, Small Schools, Labor Market
Forbes, Paul; Klevan, Sarah – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Black and Latino men pay a heavy price for the structural inequities they face, such as higher rates of poverty, incarceration, and unemployment. New York City's Young Men's Initiative, a combination of new programs and policy reforms, seeks to mitigate some of the effects of these inequitable conditions on young men of color. The educational…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Males
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Russell, S. Garnett – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
While there has been a rise in human rights education at the global level, little attention has been paid to how it is integrated into schools in the United States. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in two diverse high schools across an academic year, S. Garnett Russell investigates the extent to which human rights education…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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
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Bonner, Sarah M.; Somers, Jennifer A.; Rivera, Gwendelyn J.; Keiler, Leslie S. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
We investigated perceptions about learning strategy use and instructional roles among a sample of high needs adolescents (n = 230) who acted as near-peer instructional facilitators. The sample was drawn from science and mathematics classes in nonselective public secondary schools in New York City. Students participated in an inschool intervention…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Attitude Measures, Adolescents, Peer Teaching
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Aber, J. Lawrence; Morris, Pamela; Wolf, Sharon; Berg, Juliette – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This article examines the impacts of Opportunity New York City-Family Rewards, the first holistic conditional cash transfer (CCT) program evaluated in the United States, on parental financial investments in children, and high school students' academic time use, motivations and self-beliefs, and achievement outcomes. Family Rewards, launched by the…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Rewards, Family Programs, High School Students
Riccio, James; Miller, Cynthia – MDRC, 2016
This report summarizes the findings of a long-term evaluation of Opportunity NYC--Family Rewards, an experimental, privately funded, conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to help families break the cycle of poverty. Family Rewards was the first comprehensive CCT program in a developed country. Launched in 2007 by New York City's Center for…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Low Income Groups
Rudd, Timothy; Rodriguez, Jonathan; Greenberg, David – MDRC, 2016
Family Rewards was an innovative approach to poverty reduction in the United States that was modelled on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs common in lower- and middle-income countries. The program offered cash assistance to poor families to reduce immediate hardship, provided they met certain criteria related to family health care,…
Descriptors: Rewards, Poverty, Employment, Family Programs
Miller, Cynthia; Miller, Rhiannon; Verma, Nandita; Dechausay, Nadine; Yang, Edith; Rudd, Timothy; Rodriguez, Jonathan; Honig, Sylvie – MDRC, 2016
Family Rewards was an innovative approach to poverty reduction in the United States that was modeled on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs common in lower- and middle-income countries. The program offered cash assistance to low-income families, provided that they met certain conditions related to family health care, children's education,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Rewards, Incentives, Low Income
Villavicencio, Adriana; Siman, Nina; Lafayette, Camille; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
In 2011, with support from a federal Investing in Innovation grant, the NYC Department of Education launched Innovate NYC Schools. The initiative was designed to address two, related challenges to effectively integrating education technology (ed-tech) into classrooms: First, procurement of ed-tech tools is often hampered by a disconnect between…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Merrill, Lisa; Kang, David; Siman, Nina; Soltani, Jasmine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
The iMentor College Ready Program is a model that combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform. The program aims to create strong relationships between low-income youth and college-educated mentors--and to leverage these relationships to help students develop the mindsets, skills, and knowledge necessary to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, College Readiness, College Preparation
Merrill, Lisa; Kang, David; Siman, Nina; Soltani, Jasmine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
The iMentor College Ready Program combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform. The program strives to create strong relationships between low-income youth and college-educated mentors--relationships that it hopes to leverage to help students develop the mindsets, skills, and knowledge necessary to enroll and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship, College Readiness, College Preparation
Meredith, Julie; Anderson, Leslie M. – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2015
City Year is a learning organization committed to the rigorous evaluation of its "Whole School Whole Child" model, which trains and deploys teams of AmeriCorps members to low-performing, urban schools to empower more students to reach their full potential. A third-party study by Policy Studies Associates (PSA) examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Standardized Tests
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), focuses on the issue of low college readiness among Black and Latino male students--a problem that has persisted in New York City (NYC) even as high school graduation rates have risen. ESI is providing funding and professional development to 40 NYC high schools, aimed at helping them improve outcomes,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, African Americans, Males, Program Effectiveness
Merrill, Lisa; Siman, Nina; Wulach, Suzanne; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
iMentor's College Ready Program is a unique approach that combines elements of school-based mentoring, whole school reform, and technology in an effort to help students develop the full suite of knowledge, behaviors, and skills they need to complete high school and enroll and thrive in college. iMentor partners with high schools that serve…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, Technology Uses in Education, College Readiness
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