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Sunderman, Gail L. – Abell Foundation, 2017
Dual enrollment programs offer high school students the chance to enroll in college courses and earn transferable college credit while they are still pursuing a high school diploma. Research shows that dual enrollment participants are more likely to enroll and persist in college, earn higher GPAs during college, and accumulate more college credit.…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Urban Schools, Student Participation, Equal Education
Sunderman, Gail L. – Abell Foundation, 2017
Maryland's College and Career Act of 2013 recognized the potential of dual enrollment and called for the expansion of it in the state. According to a December 2016 report to the Maryland General Assembly, however, only 2% of Baltimore City public 12th grade students participated in dual enrollment opportunities in 2015 as compared with a state…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Urban Schools, Student Participation, Equal Education
DeLuca, Stefanie; Rhodes, Anna; Garboden, Philip M. E. – Abell Foundation, 2016
For decades, Baltimore's poorest African American children have been channeled into racially and economically segregated neighborhoods with low-performing schools. Financial constraints and scarce affordable housing in more affluent communities have made it very difficult for poor families to access higher quality educational opportunities for…
Descriptors: Housing, Public Policy, Educational Opportunities, Mobility
Manekin, Sarah – Abell Foundation, 2016
Public school systems employ a range of professionals to provide support to children and youth in schools. For students living in poverty and experiencing trauma, the work of these professionals is particularly necessary and urgent. Ranging from the treatment of acute mental health issues and accommodations for students with special needs, to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Program Design, Educational Change
Lerman, Robert I.; Packer, Arnold – Abell Foundation, 2015
Youth transitions to rewarding careers remain a critical problem for America's current and future workforce. In Baltimore, where only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college and the unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year-olds is over 40 percent, opportunities to gain meaningful training and work…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Apprenticeships, Program Effectiveness
Abell Foundation, 2015
Over the past decade, a handful of high performing public charter schools have developed in Baltimore, but the need for high quality educational offerings, particularly for low-income students, remains high. "'Chartering' Maryland's Future: Is There an Expanded Role for National Charter Management Organizations in Our Schools?" considers…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governance, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Hopkins, Barbara L. – Abell Foundation, 2015
Only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college; the vast majority enroll in community college or look for a full-time job. Baltimore graduates and job-seekers need postsecondary training that works. "The Path to Baltimore's 'Best Prospect' Jobs without a College Degree: Career Credentialing…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees
Eberhart, Linda; Barnes, Tara – Abell Foundation, 2014
The community of East Lake, home to Charles R. Drew Charter School (Drew), is 6 miles from downtown Atlanta. In 1995, crime in East Lake was 19 times higher than the national average. Now, violent crime is down 95 percent. In 1995, 88 percent of residents were unemployed. Now, only 5 percent receive welfare. In 1995, just 5 percent of fifth…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Educational Facilities Improvement
Hettleman, Kalman R. – Abell Foundation, 2013
The One Year Plus policy of Baltimore City Public Schools described in this Newsletter has the potential to breathe new life into "special education" for students with disabilities. In recent decades, many waves of K-12 education reform--including the No Child Left Behind Act, charter schools, alternative teacher recruitment paths,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Eaton, Susan – Abell Foundation, 2013
As of summer 2012, there are 31 interdistrict magnet schools in the Greater Hartford region of Connecticut, including those at The Learning Corridor (a 14-acre compound with roughly 1,570 students in attendance among an elementary, middle, and two high schools), enrolling about 13,000 students and supported by a mix of state, local, and…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Equal Education, Public Schools, School Desegregation
Abell Foundation, 2011
Four years ago, the University of Maryland (UM) Board of Regents responded to the national crisis in the college experience--the high incidence of student failure and dropout, the cost of a college degree, and the number of years it was taking to earn one--by contracting with Dr. Carol A. Twigg, president of the National Center for Academic…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Improvement, Costs
Jacobson, Joan – Abell Foundation, 2011
Each year, under the federal program called Supplemental Educational Services (SES), the Baltimore City Public School System (City Schools) pays educational vendors millions of public dollars to tutor thousands of its poorest students in its lowest achieving schools. Established in 2002 by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, SES was created to…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Program Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Schwartz, Heather L. – Abell Foundation, 2011
In 1966, the Coleman Report firmly established the link between a family's socioeconomic status and a child's educational outcomes. Known as the "income achievement gap," the disparity between the achievement of poor and rich children has become entrenched in our nation's educational landscape: with few exceptions, schools with high…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, County Programs, Public Policy
Canzian, Eileen – Abell Foundation, 2010
This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Public Schools
Soler, Mark; Breglio, Amy – Abell Foundation, 2010
Any analysis of confidentiality laws begins with a discussion of the interests involved. Children and families involved in the juvenile justice system have important interests in keeping their records confidential, yet, at the same time, when youth under the care or custody of state or local agencies commit violent crimes, or are the victims of…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Juvenile Justice
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