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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
Merrill, Lisa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2020
The evaluation of the iMentor College Ready Program follows two consecutive cohorts of incoming 9th graders at each of eight participating New York City high schools. The first cohort of students in the study sample from these schools was enrolled in the 9th grade in the 2012-2013 school year, and the second cohort was enrolled in 9th grade in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, College Readiness, Computer Mediated Communication
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
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
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
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
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