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Lee, Valerie E.; Ready, Douglas D. – Future of Children, 2009
Valerie Lee and Douglas Ready explore the influences of the high school curriculum on student learning and the equitable distribution of that learning by race and socioeconomic status. They begin by tracing the historical development of the U.S. comprehensive high school and then examine the curricular reforms of the past three decades. During the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum
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Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Greenfield, Patricia – Future of Children, 2008
Over the past decade, technology has become increasingly important in the lives of adolescents. As a group, adolescents are heavy users of newer electronic communication forms such as instant messaging, e-mail, and text messaging, as well as communication-oriented Internet sites such as blogs, social networking, and sites for sharing photos and…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Anxiety
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Eberts, Randall W. – Future of Children, 2007
Randall Eberts explores the role of teachers unions in public education. He focuses particularly on how collective bargaining agreements shape the delivery of educational services, how unions affect both student achievement and the cost of providing quality education, and how they support educational reform efforts. Eberts's synthesis of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Collective Bargaining, Educational Quality, Unions
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Haveman, Robert; Smeeding, Timothy – Future of Children, 2006
Most Americans expect the nation's colleges and universities to promote the goal of social mobility to make it possible for anyone with ability and motivation to succeed. But according to Robert Haveman and Timothy Smeeding, income-related gaps both in access to and in success in higher education are large and growing. In the top-tier colleges and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Mobility, College Role, Efficiency