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Legewie, Joscha; Farley, Chelsea; Stewart, Kayla – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
Over the last three decades, cities across the United States have adopted strategies known as "proactive" or "broken windows" policing, with a focus on strict law enforcement for low-level crimes and extensive pedestrian stops. The initiatives have occurred disproportionately in poor communities of color, and an increasing…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Police Community Relationship, Neighborhoods, Aggression
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
The large and growing number of New York City (NYC) students who lack stable housing has recently received much attention from advocates, researchers, educators, and policymakers. This new brief highlights not only that the City's rates of student homelessness have increased, but also that the problem is most prevalent during the elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
Fancsali, Cheri – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
Nearly one in five New York City public school children is diagnosed with a disability, making them eligible to receive special education services. These students are diverse in terms of their skills, abilities, and background characteristics. Historically, students with disabilities have had less access to learning opportunities and lower…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Disproportionate Representation
McDonald, Joseph P. – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
By the first decade of the 21st century, the idea of data use in education had swept into U.S. schooling from other fields, such as manufacturing, sports, and medicine. Its enthusiasts included funders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and district leaders eager to help foster the use of data in schools. They argued that data could drive…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Educational Practices, Elementary School Teachers, Outcomes of Education
Villavicencio, Adriana; Fancsali, Cheri; Martin, Wendy; Mark, June; Cole, Rachel – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
A growing number of initiatives around the country are attempting to expose students to hands-on computer science (CS) curriculum and courses--and to address documented disparities in CS education. Answering the call for computer science expansion and equity, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched the CS4All initiative in…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Villavicencio, Adriana; Fancsali, Cheri; Martin, Wendy; Mark, June; Cole, Rachel – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
A growing number of initiatives around the country are attempting to expose students to hands-on computer science (CS) curriculum and courses--and to address documented disparities in CS education. Answering the call for computer science expansion and equity, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) launched the CS4All initiative in…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Merrill, Lisa; Cole, Rachel; Soltani, Jasmine; Kang, David – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
This document provides the technical appendices to the full report entitled: iMentor's College Ready Program Examining Implementation and Impacts for 10th Graders, Dec 2017. The appendices provide the following information: (1) Background Characteristics and Baseline Equivalence; (2) Methods for Calculating iMentor's Effects on Non-Cognitive…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Readiness, Low Income Students, Computer Mediated Communication
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille; Goldenberg, Shifra – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Design, School Districts, School Surveys, Partnerships in Education
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Over the past decade, New York City's high school graduation rate has risen dramatically, yet roughly a quarter of each entering 9th-grade class still does not graduate on time. Some of these students permanently drop out in their first four years, but a much larger percentage actually stay enrolled (or reenroll after temporarily leaving school)…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, Grade 9
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Over the past decade, New York City's high school graduation rate has risen dramatically, yet roughly a quarter of each entering 9th-grade class still does not graduate on time. Some of these students permanently drop out in their first four years, but a much larger percentage actually stay enrolled (or reenroll after temporarily leaving school)…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Persistence, Outcomes of Education, High School Students
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The document is the technical appendices for the report, "Persisting Students: Exploring the Pathways and Outcomes of Students Who Don't Graduate in Four Years, But Remain Enrolled in NYC High Schools." The appendices in this document include: (1) Additional Tables, Sample Information, Key Definitions; and (2) Sampling and Analysis for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Outcomes of Education, Enrollment, High School Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) evaluation was designed with two overlapping and interacting components: (1) a study of the initiative's implementation in the participating high schools; and (2) a study of its impact on student experiences and other outcomes. As the document of record evaluating an important, large-scale initiative, this…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Merrill, Lisa; McGuinness, Sophie; Lafayette, Camille – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
The Student Success Network (SSN) consists of about 60 youth development organizations and schools in New York City that are dedicated to improving students' social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic and career success. For organizations to systematically practice continuous improvement, SSN thought perhaps they needed a champion who could…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Change Agents, Social Development, Emotional Development
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