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Sloan, Kay; Allen, Alison; Blazevski, Julie; Carson, Fatima; Rockman, Saul – New Visions for Public Schools, 2018
This report shares findings from three longitudinal studies of the Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) Project, a partnership between New Visions for Public Schools, Hunter College, and the New York City Department of Education. From 2009 to 2014, with funding from the US Department of Education's Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Program, UTR placed…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Beginning Teachers
Fairchild, Susan; Farrell, Timothy; Gunton, Brad; Mackinnon, Anne; McNamara, Christina; Trachtman, Roberta – New Visions for Public Schools, 2014
Data-driven approaches to school decision making have come into widespread use in the past decade, nationally and in New York City. New Visions has been at the forefront of those developments: in New Visions schools, teacher teams and school teams regularly examine student performance data to understand patterns and drive classroom- and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Decision Making, Academic Achievement, Teamwork
Fairchild, Susan; Scaramellino, Danielle; Carrino, Gerard E.; Carrano, Jared; Gunton, Brad; Donohue, Beverly – New Visions for Public Schools, 2013
Schools and school systems have experienced an explosion in the availability of student data, particularly related to student performance. Along with this increased availability has been a growing push for teachers to use data to inform their classroom practices, under the belief that doing so will lead to improved student outcomes. Federal…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Management Systems, Data Use, Adoption (Ideas)
Corcoran, Sean P.; Pai, Grace – New Visions for Public Schools, 2013
In a pioneering effort to improve school accountability and move it beyond a simple recitation of high-stakes test scores, New York City developed the Progress Report (PR), a set of metrics that includes the overall "A" through "F" letter grade that the Department of Education (DOE) began issuing annually to most public schools…
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Schools, High Schools, Urban Schools
Fairchild, Susan; Carrino, Gerard; Gunton, Brad; Soderquist, Chris; Hsiao, Andrew; Donohue, Beverly; Farrell, Timothy – New Visions for Public Schools, 2012
New Visions for Public Schools has leveraged student-level data to help schools identify at-risk students, designed metrics to capture student progress toward graduation, developed data tools and reports that visualize student progress at different levels of aggregation for different audiences, and implemented real-time data systems for educators.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Data Analysis, Identification, At Risk Students
Fairchild, Susan; Gunton, Brad; Donohue, Beverly; Berry, Carolyn; Genn, Ruth; Knevals, Jessica – New Visions for Public Schools, 2011
Students who achieve critical academic benchmarks such as high attendance rates, continuous levels of credit accumulation, and high grades have a greater likelihood of success throughout high school and beyond. However, keeping students on track toward meeting graduation requirements and quickly identifying students who are at risk of falling off…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Graduation Requirements
New Visions for Public Schools, 2010
A college education is an important investment in an individual's future. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, college graduates earn twice as much income as high school graduates over a lifetime. While the expense of attending college is significant, the benefits associated with a college degree dramatically outweigh the costs. Financial…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Graduates, Scholarships, Grants
Imbimbo, Josephine; Knopf, Naomi – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on special education inclusion. Inclusion is a term that expresses commitment to providing specially designed instruction and support for students with special needs in the context of a general education classroom. All students in the school are full members of the community, participating equitably in the opportunities…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Special Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
Imbimbo, Josephine; Knopf, Naomi – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on professional development, a key element of school reform. In order to improve instruction and learning, schools need to increase the capacity of teachers to promote academic excellence in their classrooms. As part of their school and district plans, educators need to include professional development for teachers that is…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Professional Development, Academic Achievement
Imbimbo, Josephine; Morgan, Samuel; Plaza, Eileen – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on student advisory programs. High school students often feel disconnected and have few personalized relationships with the adults who educate them. Advisory programs are based on the belief that students need the opportunity to develop trusting relationships with adult educators and that doing so benefits students in a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Adults, Adolescents
Imbimbo, Josephine; Knopf, Naomi – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on curriculum integration. Integrative curriculum focuses on a theme or themes upon which two or more disciplines is organized. Curriculum integration has been proposed as a way of organizing the life skills, or "common learnings," considered essential for citizens in a democracy. The curriculum is organized…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Democracy
Imbimbo, Josephine; Knopf, Naomi; Brady, Vivian Lee; Shimabukuro, Leanne – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
The Center for School Success (CSS) at New Visions for Public Schools was founded in 1999 to document and disseminate innovative educational practices demonstrated by New Visions' schools that hold promise for increasing student achievement throughout New York City. Over the first year, CSS concentrated its initial documentation efforts on…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Community Schools, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices
Imbimbo, Josephine; Gilkes, Alwyn – New Visions for Public Schools, 2009
This publication focuses on block scheduling. Alternative scheduling models--usually called "block scheduling" because they involve blocks of time for student learning--restructure the school day. Schools may adopt block scheduling to create more productive and personal relationships among teachers and students, to design challenging…
Descriptors: Block Scheduling, Scheduling, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Environment
New Visions for Public Schools, 2008
A teenager's future starts on 9th grade with the safe and welcoming environment, excellent teachers, and challenging instruction provided at this school. Believe it or not, college begins in 9th grade. If parents dream of their son or daughter going to college, they should not put off planning until their junior or senior year in high school--it…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Educational Objectives, College Preparation, Attendance
Galiatsos, Stacy – New Visions for Public Schools, 2007
New Visions for Public Schools is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools. For 16 years, New Visions has worked with the public and private sectors to develop programs and policies that energize teaching and learning and increase student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Urban Schools, School Restructuring
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