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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In a political climate where most public schools have reduced or eliminated P.E. entirely in response to budget cuts and increased pressure to improve academic test scores, Naperville High School in Illinois stands out as an anomaly. The school's already robust daily P.E. program is specifically designed around the notion that physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Children, Public Schools, Educational Change
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Madsen, Jean; Torres, Mario S. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: The expansion of alternative education, globally, has coincided with a shift towards greater accountability for ensuring educational access and opportunity, high academic standards and increased graduation rates. While studies suggest the pervasive influence of accountability may be redefining how school leaders provide meaningful…
Descriptors: Accountability, Nontraditional Education, Access to Education, High Achievement
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Tierney, William G., Ed.; Colyar, Julia E., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2006
This book documents a year in the life of five adolescents preparing for college. The text examines the different pathways that brought these students to where they are: living in poverty, attending overcrowded schools, and the pressure to be the first in their families to attend college are just a few of the challenges these students must battle…
Descriptors: High School Students, Access to Education, Student Characteristics, Higher Education