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Rees, Daniel I.; Sabia, Joseph J. – Economics of Education Review, 2010
It has been argued that high school sports participation increases motivation and teaches teamwork and self-discipline. While several studies have shown that students who participate in athletic activities perform better in school than those who do not, it is not clear whether this association is a result of positive academic spillovers, or due to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, High School Students
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Callahan, Rebecca; Wilkinson, Lindsey; Muller, Chandra; Frisco, Michelle – Educational Policy, 2009
In this study, the authors explore English as a Second Language (ESL) placement as a measure of how schools label and process immigrant students. Using propensity score matching and data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the authors estimate the effect of ESL…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Student Placement
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Callahan, Rebecca M.; Muller, Chandra; Schiller, Kathryn S. – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2008
Immigrant adolescents are one of the fastest growing segments of our population, yet we know little about how schools prepare them for citizenship. Although prior research suggests that high school civics education, academic achievement, and a sense of connection increase political participation in early adulthood, we do not know if these…
Descriptors: High Schools, Citizenship, Voting, Academic Achievement