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Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
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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Avni, Sharon; Menken, Kate – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes a case study of dual language bilingual education (DLBE) that challenges the model's traditional mold while offering important insights into its utility for communities of less commonly taught languages. We begin with an outline of the expansion of DLBE in New York City, part of a broader national trend. We then explore a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages, Urban Schools, Public Schools
Lewer, Brittney – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2019
The report looks to the future of American history education. The report grows out of national and state polls that the Foundation conducted in late 2018 on Americans' knowledge of the history of their country. The Foundation's initial poll found that two out of three Americans were incapable of passing the U.S. citizenship test and led the…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Educational Practices, Educational Research
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2018
Researchers have found that middle school students undergo developmental changes that require unique educational structures and support. As a result, experts have suggested a number of specific strategies for organizing middle schools in order to best meet students' needs. This Information Capsule summarizes middle school redesign initiatives that…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Students, Educational Environment, Educational Change
Domanico, Raymond – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
New York City is the nation's largest school system. Once again racial integration of schools in New York has become a hot button issue. It appears that much work needs to be done before enacted changes to middle school admissions policies in two city districts can refer to the present time period as the dawn of a new age of racial justice. Mayor…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Achievement Gap, Middle Schools, Racial Integration
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Sims, Christo – Princeton University Press, 2017
In New York City in 2009, a new kind of public school opened its doors to its inaugural class of middle schoolers. Conceived by a team of game designers and progressive educational reformers and backed by prominent philanthropic foundations, it promised to reinvent the classroom for the digital age. Ethnographer Christo Sims documented the life of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Middle Schools, Technology Uses in Education
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Mistretta, Regina M. – School Community Journal, 2017
This article focuses readers' attention on how teachers communicate with families about math, what teachers specifically communicate about, and why the need to communicate with families exists in the first place. Findings from conversations about math facilitated by 72 teachers with 225 families of public and nonpublic elementary, middle, and high…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Family School Relationship, Mathematics Teachers, Middle Schools
Eden, Max – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2017
Most analysis of, and debate about, public charter schools focuses on student performance on standardized reading and math tests. These are important indicators of school quality; but school safety is also a crucial consideration. Unfortunately, whereas standardized test score data are universally available, reliable data on school safety are…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Safety, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
Nolan, Joy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
In June 2016, the Mastery Collaborative completed its first year as an official program, working with more than 40 public middle and high schools across the five boroughs of New York City to improve, document, and advocate for mastery-based teaching and learning. The collaborative has eight Living Lab schools that practice schoolwide mastery; most…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Partnerships in Education, Consortia, Educational Cooperation
Penberg, David – Independent School, 2016
Most articles about schools and what goes on inside of them address issues of currency--instructional core, evaluation, standards, teacher development, leadership, or opening a new school--but what about the closing of one? This, too, is part of the life span and reality of many schools. Are there best practices for closing schools? In this…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Middle Schools, Urban Schools, School Closing
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Betts, Julian R.; Tang, Y. Emily – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Charter schools represent an increasingly important form of school choice in the United States. Charter schools are public schools, with a difference. Compared to traditional public schools, they are exempted from some of the state laws and regulations that govern traditional public schools. In this way, parents come to have a greater number of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Methods, Meta Analysis, Value Added Models
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Kraft, Matthew A.; Marinell, William H.; Shen-Wei Yee, Darrick – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We study the relationship between school organizational contexts, teacher turnover, and student achievement in New York City (NYC) middle schools. Using factor analysis, we construct measures of four distinct dimensions of school climate captured on the annual NYC School Survey. We identify credible estimates by isolating variation in…
Descriptors: School Organization, Faculty Mobility, Academic Achievement, Middle Schools
Kraft, Matthew A.; Marinell, William H.; Yee, Darrick – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
During the last decade, education research and policy have generated considerable momentum behind efforts to remake teacher evaluation systems and place an effective teacher in every classroom. But schools are not simply collections of individual teachers; they are also organizations, with structures, practices, and norms that may impede or…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Labor Turnover, School Safety
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