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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; 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
New Visions for Public Schools, 2007
Getting ready for college is a process--one that starts as soon as one enters high school. It has many steps and many deadlines. The good news: There are resources to help you stay organized. Talk to your college advisor, and use the resources in this guide to get information and to identify test dates and other important deadlines. Make your…
Descriptors: College Preparation, High School Students, Student Educational Objectives, Standardized Tests
New Visions for Public Schools, 2006
This brief document offers ten principles of effective school design. They are: (1) Clear Focus and High Expectations for staff and students are defining features of an effective school; (2) A Rigorous Instructional Program provides equitable opportunities to learn and enables every student to master challenging content, skills, and learning…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Expectations of Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Advanced Courses
Gunton, Brad; Rubin, Adam – New Visions for Public Schools, 2006
In cities across the country, educators and civic leaders are taking on the challenge of transforming large, failing high schools where graduation rates have remained below 50 percent for many years. They are replacing these high schools with small schools that will prepare students in underserved urban communities to meet the high standards…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Public Schools, School Restructuring
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