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Solomon, Suzanne; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Middle School Journal, 2019
Providing authentic college experiences for students in the middle grades through a partnership with a local college can improve college readiness skills and leave students with a positive view of post-secondary possibilities and opportunities. This article describes a college immersion program--a weeklong college experience provided to all…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning
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Wisdom, Sherrie, Ed.; Leavitt, Lynda, Ed.; Bice, Cynthia, Ed. – IGI Global, 2019
In comparing one public school to another, discussions frequently include talk concerning the socio economics of a school or district, which then leads to talk about the advantages that one socioeconomic setting has over another. Educators tend to agree that low academic achievement frequently associated with a low socioeconomic status is a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Influences, Racial Discrimination, African American Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Sloan, Kay; Allen, Alison; Blazevski, Julie; Carson, Fatima; Rockman, Saul – New Visions for Public Schools, 2018
This report shares findings from three longitudinal studies of the Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) Project, a partnership between New Visions for Public Schools, Hunter College, and the New York City Department of Education. From 2009 to 2014, with funding from the US Department of Education's Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Program, UTR placed…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Beginning Teachers
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Cicco, Gina – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
This article will discuss the importance and implications of providing high quality school counseling services in K-12 schools, and specifically in high schools. The delivery of comprehensive school counseling programs and related services such as mentoring and academic advisement have been linked to students' academic success, graduation rates,…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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Rodriquez, Nelson Nunez; DiSanto, Jacqueline; Varelas, Antonios; Brennan, Sarah; Wolfe, Kate; Ialongo, Ernest – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A cohort comprised of high school and college teachers met for one year to build understanding of the critical transition of high school students to college. The seminar analyzed how current reforms in both systems will impact student skill development and preparedness for college work. The discussions highlighted the need to clarify expectations…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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Chen, Peggy P.; Bonner, Sarah M. – Educational Assessment, 2017
We examined novice teachers' beliefs about grading and constructivist teaching approaches. Adapting an existing instrument designed to assess preservice teachers' grading beliefs that deviate from recommended practices, we administered the Survey of Grading Beliefs to 203 inservice teachers. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 3-factor model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
Ancess, Jacqueline – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2017
Part of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) research series titled "Teachers' Time: Collaborating for Learning, Teaching, and Leading," this case study looks at The International High School (IHS) at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York. Located in the borough of Queens, IHS is co-located…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Coca, Vanessa; Black, Kristin – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
Like other major school districts throughout the country, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has shifted its focus over the last decade from holding high schools accountable for graduation rates to holding them accountable for rates of college and career readiness. There are two major challenges facing both research and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Accountability, Graduation Rate