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Fontana, Jason; Lapp, David – Research for Action, 2018
Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Education provided new data for 2016-17 that include the race and gender of the 155,854 teachers in Pennsylvania's public schools. Research for Action (RFA) compiled and cleaned the raw data and is providing, for the first time, a public dataset with the race and gender demographics of each public school,…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Demography, Racial Composition
Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In the United States, a student's educational attainment is associated with nearly every social outcome we care about: income, employment, life-expectancy, and more. For this reason, it is important to understand how students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) perform on key milestones of educational attainment, including high school graduation,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Black, Kristin; Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
As educational priorities have changed, so have the standards for success. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts and boosting on-time graduation rates, which rose from 47 percent in 2005 to 70 percent in 2016. At the same time, changing priorities and expectations have led to an increased emphasis on graduating…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Access to Education, College Preparation
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
The iMentor College Ready Program combines school-based mentoring with technology and aspects of whole school reform, in an effort to improve students' college readiness. The program matches low-income youth with college-educated mentors and aims to help them develop close relationships through online communication and monthly in-person events,…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
Black, Kristin; Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
As educational priorities have changed, so have the standards for success. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts and boosting on-time graduation rates, which rose from 47 percent in 2005 to 70 percent in 2016. At the same time, changing priorities and expectations have led to an increased emphasis on graduating…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Access to Education, College Preparation
Black, Kristin; Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
As educational priorities have changed, so have the standards for success. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts and boosting on-time graduation rates, which rose from 47 percent in 2005 to 70 percent in 2016. At the same time, changing priorities and expectations have led to an increased emphasis on graduating…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Access to Education, College Preparation
Corcoran, Sean P.; Baker-Smith, Christine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
New York City's specialized high schools have a long history of offering a rigorous, college preparatory, public education to some of NYC's highest-achieving students. Despite enrolling only a small fraction of the City's high school students, the specialized schools have become a powerful symbol in a larger public debate about educational equity.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Special Schools, College Preparation
Corcoran, Sean P.; Baker-Smith, Christine – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2015
New York City's elite public specialized high schools have a long history of offering a rigorous college preparatory education to the City's most academically talented students. Though immensely popular and highly selective, their policy of admitting students on the basis of a single entrance exam has been heavily criticized. Many argue, for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, Special Schools, Gifted
Roderick, Melissa; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
In 2007, spurred by University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade. The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Grade 9, Academic Failure