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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
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Crawford, Joe – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2014
In Joe Crawford's last two articles, he examined the process of building standards-based curriculum documents to drive instruction in the K-8 environment. Continuing with this theme, this article explores "closing the loop" and following this work into the high school experience. There is one huge difference in the Common Core State…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Secondary Education, Grade 9, Grade 10
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Burris, Carol Corbett; Murphy, John – Educational Leadership, 2014
The authors, pioneers in detracking and in shrinking achievement gaps, pose a question: Is it possible to have all students in a large high school successfully complete a challenging curriculum that gives them practice in the habits and skills necessary for success in college? The answer, they say, "is a resounding yes." This article…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools
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Carl, Bradley; Richardson, Jed T.; Cheng, Emily; Kim, HeeJin; Meyer, Robert H. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
This article describes the development of early warning indicators for high school and beyond in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) by the Value-Added Research Center (VARC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working in conjunction with staff from the Division of Research and Evaluation at MPS. Our work in MPS builds on prior early warning…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, Urban Education
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Judson, Eugene – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
It has long been noted in research literature that there does not exist a shared definition of integration of science and mathematics. Classifying a particular set of integration practices by one of many labels has limited value. Moving past the definition debate, this study describes the development and testing of the Mathematics Integrated into…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics
Jones, Brandon; Ifekwunigwe, Ann – Virginia Department of Education, 2013
Newport News is a city of 193,000 people, located between Williamsburg and Norfolk in Southeastern Virginia. Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) educates approximately 30,500 children, grades Pre-K to 12, of whom 55.7% are Black, 29% are White, 9.9% are Hispanic, 2.9% are Asian, and 2.5% are other races. Newport News Public Schools' (NNPS') Special…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, High School Students, Summer Programs, Grade 9
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
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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
Poetter, Thomas S. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
Teaching Again exposes the very human core of the teaching experience. This book is not just about teaching English/language arts; it is about the heart and soul of the vocation that is teaching. It is also not just about Tom Poetter, the English teacher; it is about every individual who has ever tried to educate, whether that act has taken place…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, English Instruction, English Teachers, Grade 9
Carter, Alex; Healey, Tim – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
Schools and districts have implemented many programs specifically designed to help rising freshmen successfully make the transition to high school, such as 9th-grade academies, mandatory interventions, small learning communities, summer school programs, orientations, mentoring programs, and support teams. The ultimate goal is to help students get…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Clark, Jill P. – Principal Leadership, 2012
Many students enter large comprehensive high schools without having the necessary social and academic skills or understanding of what will be expected of them as they move through the high school curriculum. To help a higher number of students experience success, schools must help them develop academic, social, and self-management skills.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Discipline Problems, Dropout Rate, Grade 9
Liberman, Akiva – Urban Institute, 2012
High rates of truancy at some DC schools are receiving considerable attention. The Family Court cannot realistically be a primary response to the chronic truancy of thousands of chronically truant high-school students, Senior Fellow Akiva Liberman of the Justice Policy Center told the City Council. Liberman commented that family-based…
Descriptors: Truancy, High School Students, High Schools, Courts
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
Benson, Melvin V., IV – Gifted Child Today, 2009
As a general practice throughout the U.S., gifted students are left to work out their own issues. Although gifted students are generally not considered "high-risk," they too need special attention. High-achieving gifted students experience similar feelings of social and physical anxiety, just like their peers. Additionally, gifted students expect…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academically Gifted, At Risk Students, Educational Experience
Saxon, David; Lennex, Lesia; Duvall, Dale – Online Submission, 2008
Many students believe they are equipped for college only to discover that they need additional preparation in understanding how to apply content and/or improvement of study skills. How can public schools work together with colleges to better prepare students? Great scrutiny of the curriculum in conjunction with determination of college-entrance…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Schedules, Biology, Science Curriculum
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