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Vincente, Joseph – American Educator, 2017
In this article, Joseph Vincente, an assistant principal and math and instructional coach at East Side Community High School in New York City, describes East Side's collaborative structures as well as the norms and conditions that support them. Collaboration underpins how the teachers at East Side structure and conduct most of their work, how they…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students
Hochman, Judith C.; Wexler, Natalie – American Educator, 2017
Expository writing--the kind of writing that explains and informs--is essential for success in school and the workplace. Students who cannot write at a competent level struggle in college. With the advent of e-mail and the Internet, an increasing number of jobs require solid writing skills. No matter what path students choose in life, the ability…
Descriptors: Sentences, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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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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Frosini, Chelsea – Afterschool Matters, 2017
As she reviewed participant feedback from the out-of-school time (OST) youth development program she managed at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library (N-YHS), the author was excited to recognize a pattern. Many of the teen participants wrote responses like "I am proud of what my team was able to accomplish" and "I…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Agencies, Program Descriptions, Historians
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Lauby, Fanny – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2017
Understanding the challenges of Latino undocumented students in high school is crucial to improving their success rates in college. Based on interviews with 60 Latino undocumented youths, I explore the barriers to proper educational guidance for this population. Results indicate that undocumented youths often lack accurate information about…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Stiefel, Leanna; Elbel, Brian; Pflugh Prescott, Melissa; Aneja, Siddhartha; Schwartz, Amy E. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Public schools provide students with opportunities to participate in many discretionary, unmandated wellness programs. Little is known about the number of these programs, their distribution across schools, and the kinds of students served. We provide evidence on these questions for New York City (NYC) public schools. Methods: Data on…
Descriptors: Wellness, Public Schools, High School Students, Regression (Statistics)
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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
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Moussa, Wael S. – Education Finance and Policy, 2017
High school graduation rates are a central policy topic in the United States and have been shown to be stagnant for the past three decades. Using student-level administrative data from New York City Public Schools, I examine the impact of compulsory school attendance on high school graduation rates and grade attainment, focusing the analysis on…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Graduation Rate, High School Students, Grade 9
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Brown, Amy – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
Scholars who document neoliberal trends in education argue that privatization and corporatization in schools is dehumanizing and discourages democratic participation. These scholars assert that neoliberal education policies heighten social inequity by emphasizing individualism, marketability and colorblindness without interrogating social…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Greene, Kiersten – Learning, Media and Technology, 2017
K-12 teachers who write about their daily work on blogs and other social media platforms share local knowledge and wisdom from the immediate view of the classroom. These first-hand retellings of everyday classroom life offer a unique critique of educational policy from the teachers' perspective. Reporting on the analysis of 14 public-facing blogs…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Urban Teaching, Electronic Journals, Social Media
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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Dosman, Nicolás Alberto – Arts Education Policy Review, 2017
Despite their long history and importance in the American curriculum, music programs must constantly justify their place in the twenty-first century. Urban areas that are economically depressed sometimes may not be able to offer music instruction due to the emphasis on raising test scores as well as unfavorable economic conditions that may limit…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M.; Moore, DeWayne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2017
Attaining successful outcomes on the SAT can have profound educational and financial consequences for college-bound students. Using archival data from a private tutoring centre, we investigated variables we hypothesised to contribute to SAT score increases. Our analyses revealed significant effects of time on task and rate of SAT homework…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Coaching, Scores, Time on Task
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Fullam, Jordan – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2017
This paper draws on a case study of one youth activist, and explores connections between social media activism, identity development, and critical education. Justin Rodriguez, a 17-year-old high school student in Newark, New Jersey, leveraged social media and texting as organizing tools and garnered support for a school walkout to protest…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Activism, Social Media, Identification (Psychology)
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Mendenhall, Mary; Bartlett, Lesley; Ghaffar-Kucher, Ameena – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2017
This qualitative study examines how an "international" high school in New York City responds to the needs of refugee students. It asks: "What are the specific academic needs of secondary-level refugee students? How does one school meet their needs, and what challenges are encountered?" To complement one-on-one semi-structured…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Urban Schools, High Schools, Refugees
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