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Lanford, Michael; Corwin, Zoë B.; Maruco, Tattiya; Ochsner, Amanda – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
This article draws upon two conceptual frameworks--institutional culture in education and innovation studies--to contextualize findings from a digital intervention for underrepresented students applying to college. The qualitative data that inform this study's findings include 88 open-response surveys with school teachers, as well as campus…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Disproportionate Representation, College Applicants
Gao, Niu; Johnson, Hans – Public Policy Institute of California, 2017
Far too many California students are falling off the pathway to and through college. At current rates of high school and college completion, only about 30 percent of California 9th graders will earn a bachelor's degree, a rate that is insufficient for an economy that increasingly demands more highly educated workers. In this study, the authors…
Descriptors: Access to Education, High School Students, High Schools, College Readiness
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White, David G.; Levin, James A. – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
The goal of this research study has been to develop, implement, and evaluate a school reform design experiment at a continuation high school with low-income, low-performing underrepresented minority students. The complexity sciences served as a theoretical framework for this design experiment. Treating an innovative college preparatory program as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Low Income, Low Achievement