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Kemple, James J.; Unterman, Rebecca; Dougherty, Shaun M. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2023
With more than 290 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across 131 high schools, the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) oversees one of the largest and most diverse CTE systems in the country. In the last year, NYC's mayor and NYCDOE leadership have made a number of new investments in Career and Technical Education. The Research…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools, Curriculum Implementation, Outcomes of Education
Rodriguez, Luis A.; Farley, Chelsea; Merrill, Lisa; Gillard, Reggie – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2022
For many years, schools in the Bronx have faced challenges related to teacher recruitment and retention, as well as student achievement. In 2017, to address these issues, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) launched the Teacher and School Leaders Bronx Human Capital Initiative (TSL). TSL was designed to help build a "highly…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Human Capital, Labor Force Development, Teacher Competencies
Fancsali, Cheri – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2022
New York City is one of several large school districts around the country that are actively working to promote "computer science for all" students. Launched in 2015, NYC's CS4All initiative aims to ensure that all public school students learn computer science--especially female, Black, and Latinx students, who are starkly…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Public Schools
Legewie, Joscha; Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2022
Educators and researchers have long sought to understand--and illuminate--factors outside of school that shape students' educational outcomes. In 2019, the Research Alliance published a policy brief ("Aggressive Policing and Academic Outcomes: Examining the Impact of Police "Surges" in NYC Students' Home Neighborhoods,"…
Descriptors: Police, Law Enforcement, Police School Relationship, Neighborhoods
Fancsali, Cheri; Mirakhur, Zitsi; Klevan, Sarah; Rivera-Cash, Edgar – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2022
The perspective that computing and computational thinking (CT) are necessary competencies for the 21st century is increasingly pervasive. Computational concepts and methods--problem solving, designing systems, refining the steps in a process, and tinkering toward creative solutions--are relevant in nearly every discipline, profession, and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Computation, Science Instruction
Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
New York City schools have improved dramatically during the last two decades, including steep declines in dropout rates, increases in high school graduation and college enrollment, and improved attendance and achievement. Yet, despite the overall progress, deep inequities continue to plague the City's education system. At every level of schooling,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Attendance, Academic Achievement, School Districts
Merrill, Lisa; Lotero, Alexandra; Gilliard, Reggie; Black, Kristin – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
Young people need a combination of academic skills and other key mindsets and behaviors to succeed in school and become healthy, employed, civically engaged adults. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the relationship between academics and social-emotional learning (SEL)--a broad set of competencies that includes, for example,…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
This is the technical appendix for the report: "Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Growth: Insights from an Innovative Research-Practice Partnership." Contents of the appendix include: (1) Sample; (2) The Student Success Network (SSN) Survey; and (3) Analytic Framework and Estimates. [For the full report, see ED615830.]
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Hill, Kathryn – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
Even before the COVID-19 crisis and its deep economic effects, over a million New Yorkers struggled with food insecurity--particularly in low-income communities of color. Because many families with children rely on meal programs provided to students during the school year, rates of food insecurity tend to increase sharply during the summer months.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Urban Programs, Parents, Elementary School Students
Merrill, Lisa; Black, Kristin; Gilliard, Reggie – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
How students feel about their schools--their perception of the safety, inclusiveness, and rigor of the school environment--has important implications for their happiness, engagement, and academic success. A wide variety of research suggests that a positive school climate contributes to students' academic engagement, growth, and success. These…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Merrill, Lisa; Black, Kristin; Gilliard, Reggie – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
How students feel about their schools--their perception of the safety, inclusiveness, rigor, and level of collaboration in the learning environment--is an increasingly important part of conversations about school quality and improvement. For these reasons, measures of school climate have become central to school accountability systems across the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Student Diversity, School Safety
Fancsali, Cheri – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2021
Design2Learn (D2L) is an afterschool program aimed at increasing science interest, engagement, and achievement among middle school students who historically have been underrepresented in STEM. The D2L model, designed and implemented by ExpandED Schools, uses three core strategies to foster students' interest and engagement in science: (1)…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Science Education, Middle School Students, Minority Group Students
Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2020
These notes provide an evolving overview of research and practical guidance on strategies to implement remote teaching and learning, as well as strategies that combine virtual learning with in-class instruction. The document includes links to a variety of resources and reports on specific strategies and programs. It is important to recognize that…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Evidence Based Practice
Merrill, Lisa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2020
Earning a college degree is widely recognized as the most reliable pathway to economic stability (Carnevale, Smith, & Strohl, 2013). But it is known from a wide range of research that access to college is neither easy nor equitable, and that traditionally underrepresented students (including low-income students and Black and Latino students)…
Descriptors: Mentors, Social Emotional Learning, College Attendance, Access to Education
Villavicencio, Adriana; Hill, Kathryn; Klevan, Sarah – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2020
Like other institutions, the country's education system is challenged by systemic racism. Sixty-five years after Brown v. Board of Education, schools remain largely segregated by race. Predominantly White school districts receive far more funding compared with districts that serve mostly students of color. Black and Brown children are more likely…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Racial Bias, School Districts, Teacher Expectations of Students
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