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Izumi, Masashi; Shen, Jianping; Xia, Jiangang – Education and Urban Society, 2015
In this study we investigated determinants of the graduation rate of public alternative schools by analyzing the most recent, nationally representative data from Schools and Staffing Survey 2007-2008. Based on the literature, we built a series of three regression models via successive block entry, predicting the graduate rate first by (a) student…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables
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Shen, Jianping – Education and Urban Society, 1998
Uses data from the Schools and Staffing Survey 1993-94 to study the link between alternative teacher certification, minority teachers, and urban education and to compare alternatively and traditionally certified minority teachers in urban schools. Alternative certification appears to be effective in recruiting minority teachers to urban schools.…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Teachers