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Behr, Michelle; Marston, Christine; Nelson, Kyle Anne – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2014
Changing demographics, low Latino graduation rates, and changes to education funding--nationally and locally--challenge society to develop innovative strategies to navigate transformations affecting public education. This article presents findings from a collaborative community-engaged evaluation of a dropout prevention program for at-risk male…
Descriptors: Case Studies, At Risk Students, Males, Hispanic American Students
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Parker, Michele A.; Eliot, Jessica; Tart, Michael – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
This is a qualitative study of how the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program influenced 9 African American young men in southeastern North Carolina. To understand the impact of the program, a cross-section of current and past AVID participants were interviewed. The African American male students were asked about their attitudes…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Program Effectiveness, Interviews
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Bausmith, Jennifer Merriman; France, Megan – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) on college readiness outcomes using a quasi-experimental design. GEAR UP is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing 6-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Evidence, Program Effectiveness
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Furrer, Carrie J.; Magnuson, Linda; Suggs, Joseph W. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2012
Over a decade of research has demonstrated the positive effects of extended school day programs on various elementary and middle school student outcomes, both in the short and long term. The efficacy of extended school day programs in promoting academic outcomes among high school students is less well understood. This study contributes to the…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Extended School Day, Community Schools, Academic Failure
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2011
In this case study, we focus on 2 variables often neglected in conversations about closing the achievement gap. Most recommendations for closing the achievement gap center on extending learning time, including afterschool programs, extended year programs, and supplemental instruction. Our school focused on attendance and student engagement in our…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Parent Participation
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Betts, Julian R. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2009
In a series of reforms started in 1998 and formalized with the 2000 introduction of the Blueprint for Student Success, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) implemented a wide-ranging series of reforms designed to boost the literacy skills of students. This article provides an overview of the reforms, assesses the contributions made by the…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Educational Change, Statistical Analysis, Literacy
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Van Haneghan, James P.; Pruet, Susan A.; Bamberger, Honi J. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2004
This article reports on 3 years of mathematics reform that took place in 4 high-poverty minority schools in a large, demographically mixed public school system in the South. Comparisons were made with 2 demographically similar sets of schools on project-constructed interviews, items taken from the Third International Math/Science Study (TIMSS)…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Program Effectiveness