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Dooley, T. Price; Schreckhise, William D. – Youth & Society, 2016
This study evaluates the Youth Development Program (YDP), a component of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). We examine whether the YDP reduced dropout rates among youth in secondary schools in seven school districts in the impoverished Mississippi River Delta in southeast Arkansas. Initially, the program seems to have an impact. Students…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Comparative Analysis
Hicks, Katrina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study gathered from former students during grades 6th through 12th who had actively participated in the Business Professionals of America (BPA) program, sought to build on existing research on the benefits of participating in extra-curricular activities. The purpose of the research was to examine the extent to which participation in the BPA…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Wilcox, Michael Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was two-fold in nature. First, this study sought to identify whether extracurricular participation for students in a rural, Grades 7-12 building created significant differences when examining academic performance, attendance, gender, lunch status, and student discipline compared to their non-participant peers. Secondly,…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Rural Schools, Grade 7, Grade 8
Roybal, Victoria M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The transition from 8th grade to 9th grade is one that is replete with challenges for students, especially for minority students who live in economically disadvantaged communities. One low-income, high minority comprehensive high school in the western United States implemented five separate strategies to create a freshman transition program to aid…
Descriptors: High Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Attendance, Grade 9
Tanner-McBrien, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Children who are homeless or in foster care change schools more often than their non-mobile peers. The impact of school mobility increases their risk of academic failure (Evans, 1996; Ingersoll, Scamman, & Eckerling, 1989; Mao, 1997, Mehana & Reynolds, 2003; Reynolds & Wolf, 1999). Laws enforcing the right of students to remain in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Grade Point Average, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Bulgren, Janis A.; Marquis, Janet G.; Lenz, B. Keith; Schumaker, Jean B.; Deshler, Donald D. – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2009
This study examined the effectiveness of a Question Exploration Routine and associated graphic organizer for enhancing the performance of students of diverse abilities when assessed on knowledge and comprehension of content and quality of written responses. Participants were 36 students with and without learning disabilities (LD) in Grades 9…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Instructional Materials
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