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Parekh, Gillian; Brown, Robert S. – Educational Policy, 2019
Special education is an approach to schooling that draws significant critique. Scholars often identify special education as a system vulnerable to and complicit in racial, class, and disability segregation, particularly segregation enacted and rationalized through the structural organization of schools and programs. Employing data from the Toronto…
Descriptors: Correlation, Special Education, Student Placement, Special Needs Students
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Jackson, C. Kirabo – Education Next, 2019
When students look back on their most important teachers, the social aspects of their education are often what they recall. Learning to set goals, take risks and responsibility, or simply believe in oneself are often fodder for fond thanks--alongside mastering precalculus, becoming a critical reader, or remembering the capital of Turkmenistan. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
Achieve, Inc., 2018
There is a growing body of research that suggests the first year of high school is a critical transition point for students. It also finds course-taking and successful completion of those courses in 9th grade to be valuable predictors of students' success in high school. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Policy, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
Kemple, James J. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
In the first decade of the 21st century, the New York City (NYC) Department of Education implemented a set of large-scale and much debated high school reforms, which included closing large, low-performing schools, opening new small schools, and extending high school choice to students throughout the district. The school closure process was the…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Closing, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Healey, Kaleen; Nagaoka, Jenny; Michelman, Valerie – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
A four-year college degree increases a student's employment prospects and earning potential. Given this importance, it is not surprising that 75 percent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school students aspire to obtain at least a four-year college degree. Yet, prior research showed that few achieved this goal: a 2006 University of Chicago…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Educational Attainment, Graduation
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Apollo 20 project was launched during the 2010-2011 school year to accelerate Houston Independent School District's (HISD's) efforts to improve student performance in every school and close the achievement gap districtwide. This partnership with EdLabs at Harvard University incorporates best practices from successful public and charter schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Partnerships in Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
Instructional strategies make a difference in whether students are engaged in learning and are profiting from their time in class. High schools, technology centers and middle grades schools are encouraging teachers to adopt new teaching techniques and are providing opportunities for teachers to work together to improve their instructional skills…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, High Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods
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Dawson, Peg – Educational Leadership, 2010
Child psychologist Peg Dawson explains that some students who appear to be lazy simply lack the executive skills they need to stay organized and get their work done. She tells the story of Josh, a student with attention problems whose academic performance started plummeting in middle school. With the help of a coach, Josh learned to manage his…
Descriptors: Time Management, Study Skills, Child Psychology, Student Motivation
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Wilson, Nance S.; Kelley, Michelle J. – Reading Horizons, 2010
This article describes a pilot study conducted with 10 identified avid adolescent readers who completed the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile (AMRP) (Pitcher, Albright, DeLaney, Walker, Seunarienesingh, & Moggie, 2007) that includes both a survey to determine students' self-concept and value of reading and an interview that sheds light on what…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes, Misconceptions, Adolescents
Children Now, 2010
Throughout history, societal investments in children have resulted in increased prosperity for individuals, communities, states and nations. This proved to be the case for California in the 1950s and 1960s, when the state strongly supported children's futures. Despite once following this path to prosperity, California has de-prioritized children…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, College Graduates, Adolescents
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2009
As attention to ninth grade transitions has grown, so has the need to carefully gauge the impacts of efforts to improve student outcomes. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), supported by the Institute for Education Sciences at the US Department of Education, sorts interventions based on the quality and the outcomes of the scientifically based…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Dropout Prevention, Grade 9
Lord, E. Wayne; Swanson, Julie Dingle; Breard, Nan; Drain, Denise; Thomas, Kianga R.; Thomas, Steve; Dolph, Katie A.; Price, R. Douglas – Online Submission, 2009
On March 13, 2009, Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska, an eminent leader in gifted education, was presented with a Festschrift, a volume of articles submitted by colleagues as well as former and current graduate students to celebrate her life's work and influence on the field. This volume is a free supplement from The College of William and Mary's Center…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, Academically Gifted, Problem Based Learning
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This general achievement trends profile includes information that the Center on Education Policy (CEP) and the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) obtained from states from fall 2008 through April 2009. Included herein are: (1) Bullet points summarizing key findings about achievement trends in that state at three performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Educational Legislation
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