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Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2009
New York City's charter schools are making strides in closing achievement gaps between disadvantaged inner-city students and their better-off suburban counterparts, a new study concludes. The study, conducted by Stanford University researcher Caroline M. Hoxby and her co-authors Sonali Mararka and Jenny Kang, is based on eight years of data for…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Scores, Grade 8
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2005
This article reports on the effectiveness of school uniform policies. At Stephen Decatur Middle School, it is the school's policy that all students wear the standard school attire consisting of khaki pants with polo shirts in white, burgundy, or navy blue. Some of the shirts also sport an embroidered Decatur eagle, an optional embellishment.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Uniforms, Public Schools, Educational Improvement