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Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Paluta, Lauren; Sterling, Karen; Anderson, Carol – Children & Schools, 2018
Using mixed methods, this case study explored outcomes associated with the adoption and implementation of a community schools approach in four Title I schools using the Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement. Trends in school data demonstrate academic achievement improvements in three of the four schools. Absenteeism and the number…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Educationally Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement
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Hoffman, Jill A.; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Fuller, Michael; Bates, Samantha – Children & Schools, 2017
Rural schools face unique challenges that affect student academic success or failure. Youths served in rural settings experience barriers to learning that negatively influence their achievement and developmental outcomes. To improve outcomes for rural youths, it is important for schools to understand overall school experiences so that school-wide…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
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Clayton, M. Annette – Children & Schools, 2017
The study discussed in this article examined the relationships between support from parents, teachers, and peers; contextual risks; and select achievement outcomes in a representative sample of African American female high school seniors enrolled in an urban school district in southeastern Virginia. Quantitative analysis revealed that some support…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, High School Seniors, Context Effect
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Anyon, Yolanda; Nicotera, Nicole; Veeh, Christopher A. – Children & Schools, 2016
Schoolwide interventions are among the most effective approaches for improving students' behavioral and academic outcomes. However, researchers have documented consistent challenges with implementation fidelity and have argued that school social workers should be engaged in efforts to improve treatment integrity. This study examines contextual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Uretsky, Mathew C.; Stone, Susan – Children & Schools, 2016
Little is known about academic performance among homeless high school students, although correlates of academic performance are well documented among their peers in the elementary and middle school grades. This study explores the relationship between student-level demographic and academic performance indicators (for example, grade point average…
Descriptors: Homeless People, High School Students, Exit Examinations, Performance Factors
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Peters, S. Colby; Woolley, Michael E. – Children & Schools, 2015
Data from the School Success Profile generated by 19,228 middle and high school students were organized into three broad categories of risk and protective factors--control, support, and challenge--to examine the relative and combined power of aggregate scale scores in each category so as to predict academic success. It was hypothesized that higher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Success, Risk, Risk Assessment
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Alameda-Lawson, Tania – Children & Schools, 2014
Parent involvement (PI) programs typically represent an important improvement strategy for schools serving low-income children of color. This pilot study offers an alternative to conventional PI approaches, collective parent engagement (CPE). The study relied on a post hoc, quasiexperimental design, and data were collected from 32 low-income,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Minority Group Students
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Greenberg, Joy P. – Children & Schools, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the child and family characteristics that predict enrollment in after-school programming for school-age children of immigrant and nonimmigrant families. Although much is known about the beneficial effects of after-school programming for children and youths, the literature focused on immigrant children--the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Student Characteristics, Family Income
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Migliaccio, Todd; Raskauskas, Juliana – Children & Schools, 2013
Bullying has been shown to be negatively related to both academic performance and attendance among students. The present study examined a small-scale bullying intervention using a video-discussion model. Eighty-one students in grades 4 through 6 completed pre- and posttests examining gains in knowledge of bullying and responses to it. Results…
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, Measures (Individuals), Bullying
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Iachini, Aidyn L.; Buettner, Cynthia; Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Reno, Rebecca – Children & Schools, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to understand the academic disengagement and reengagement process from the perspective of students enrolled in a dropout recovery charter school. Specifically, this study focused on students' perceptions of the factors that influenced their lack of success in the traditional school setting, the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Student Attitudes, Social Work
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Ziv, Naomi; Dolev, Einat – Children & Schools, 2013
School bullying is a source of growing concern. A number of intervention programs emphasize the importance of a positive school climate in preventing bullying behavior. The aim of the presented pilot study was to examine whether calming background music, through its effect on arousal and mood, could create a pleasant atmosphere and reduce bullying…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Intervention, Aggression, Bullying
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Jones, Loring P. – Children & Schools, 2012
This study examines factors that contributed to successful outcomes (graduated high school, remained in school, went to a lower level of care, or reunified with parents) for the first 246 residents of a residential education placement. Residential education placements' primary purpose is to provide an educational program rather than mental health…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Residential Programs, Outcomes of Education, Mental Health
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Becerra, David – Children & Schools, 2012
This study examined different factors affecting the perceptions of barriers in academic achievement of Latino K-12 students. The study used data from 1,508 participants who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino heritage in the 2004 National Survey of Latinos: Education, compiled by the Pew Hispanic Center between August 7 and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Problems, Social Work, White Students
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Tyre, Ashli D. – Children & Schools, 2012
Despite our knowledge of poor educational outcomes for youths in foster care, the literature on methods or models for addressing the needs of this vulnerable group of students remains extremely limited. Therefore, the purpose of the present study is to describe a school-based educational support model that provides advocacy, tutoring, and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Reading Skills, Educational Needs, Special Needs Students
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Sisselman, Amanda; Strolin-Goltzman, Jessica; Auerbach, Charles; Sharon, Lisa – Children & Schools, 2012
School-based health centers (SBHCs) continue to provide essential health care services to children and families in underserved neighborhoods across the country. Preliminary studies show that students who use SBHCs have better attendance rates as well as higher rates of academic achievement and attachment to the learning environment. Few studies,…
Descriptors: Surveys, School Health Services, Urban Schools, Neighborhoods
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