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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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Elkind, David – Educational Leadership, 1986
Drawing on longitudinal followups of Head Start children, cross-cultural data from Denmark, and studies of gifted and talented persons, this article advises parents that out-of-home care need not be harmful to their children. However, a high-pressure academic program might have long-lasting negative effects. Cites 14 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood 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
Rowberg, Richard E. – 1988
This report highlights the trends and problems associated with rapid price increases of foreign-published journals, especially science and technology journals. It is observed that a combination of effects--e.g., discriminatory pricing on the part of some foreign publishers, the sharp decline of the U.S. dollar--have resulted in subscription…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Indexes, Costs
Schaffer, Eugene C.; And Others – 1997
Major school-improvement efforts, despite planning, will constantly encounter a variety of problems (Louis and Miles, 1990). This paper identifies impediments to school reform that were widespread within both elementary and secondary schools with large populations of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. The paper identifies broad, overarching…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Leadership