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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
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2019
Communities in Schools is one of the nation's oldest and largest providers of integrated student supports, also known as "wraparound services." Started in New York City in the 1970s, the agency now works with more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia. The model is straightforward: Communities in Schools recruits,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Achievement Gains, Charter Schools
McDonald, Joseph P. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Joseph P. McDonald reports findings from a study of nine poverty-impacted schools in New York City striving to more effectively use student performance data in teaching. The study was one of 13 studies of data use at the classroom level across the United States funded by the Spencer Foundation -- an effort intended to fill a serious gap in…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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Rickles, Jordan; Zeiser, Kristina L.; Yang, Rui; O'Day, Jennifer; Garet, Michael S. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2019
Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly interested in students' deeper learning skills, or the interpersonal and intrapersonal skills students need to succeed in school, careers, and civic life. This article presents evidence about whether the concept of deeper learning--applied across a variety of approaches--has potential merit as a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Change, Learning Processes, Outcomes of Education
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Gaston, Rolanda T. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The relationship that is established between the principal and teacher influences the type of learning environment the school has, thereby affecting how students learn in the classroom. This dissertation investigated the relationship between principals and teachers and its influence on the success of student learning. Details of how the principals…
Descriptors: Teacher Administrator Relationship, Correlation, Educational Environment, Principals
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Cordes, Sarah A.; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Stiefel, Leanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
Residential mobility is likely to have consequences for student performance, but prior empirical work is largely correlational and offers little insight into its impacts. Using rich, longitudinal data, we estimate the effects of residential mobility on the performance of New York City public school students. Using both student fixed effects and…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Student Mobility, Academic Achievement, Performance Factors
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Lee, Crystal Chen – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2019
This three-year qualitative case study examined how an African community-based organization, Sauti Yetu's Girl's Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (GELI), leads, bolsters, and transforms the literacy development of African immigrant girls who are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) and Students with Interrupted Formal Education…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Literacy Education, Multilingualism
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Blei, Micaela – Teaching Artist Journal, 2018
The Moth is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to true stories told live, and its education programs make space for students and educators to tell their stories. In this edited transcript of a panel discussion given by student alumni of Moth storytelling programs, participants discuss the impact of personal narrative performance on…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Academic Achievement, Student Experience, Story Telling
Zinth, Jennifer; Barnett, Elisabeth – Education Commission of the States, 2018
A substantial and growing body of research indicates that, all other factors being equal, students who dually enroll are more likely than their non-dually-enrolling peers to finish high school, matriculate in a postsecondary institution and experience greater postsecondary success. Spurred by this, states are increasingly viewing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Educational Attainment, State Standards, Eligibility
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
Denton, Vaughn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
There has been extensive research and commentary blaming schools for the achievement disparity that exists among its students. Attempts to solve this issue have focused primarily on instruction and school tasks. Anthony Bryk and Barbara Schneider (2002) found social trust as a major attribute to school effectiveness. Their 1997 study of Chicago's…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Comparative Analysis, Urban Schools, Graduation Rate
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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Eide, Stephen – Education Next, 2017
In his campaign for Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio positioned himself as the candidate most determined to break with the legacy of the outgoing Michael Bloomberg administration. Voters responded enthusiastically, handing de Blasio a nearly 50-point margin of victory in the November 2013 election. De Blasio, a Democrat, interpreted the win…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Achievement Gap, National Competency Tests, Unions
Armlovich, Alex – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
New York mayor Bill de Blasio entered office in January 2014, promising to "take dead aim at the Tale of Two Cities … [and] put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love." The Manhattan Institute's "Poverty and Progress in New York" series tracks the effects of Mayor de Blasio's…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Social Justice
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