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Crowley, Ryan M.; Smith, William L. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Informed by the increasing racial disparity between the nation's predominantly White teaching force and the growing number of students of color in K-12 schools, along with the well-documented struggles that White teachers have in exploring race and racial identity, the authors critique the use of White privilege pedagogy as a…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Whites, Advantaged
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Yu, Hongwei; McKinney, Lyle; Carales, Vincent D. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: Prior studies suggest that Federal Work-Study (FWS) participation is positively associated with student learning, persistence, and academic achievement at four-year institutions. Limited research, however, has evaluated whether FWS participation improves academic success among students attending community colleges. Purpose and Research…
Descriptors: Work Study Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Program Effectiveness
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Malin, Joel; Hackmann, Donald G.; Scott, Ian – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: School reforms requiring collaborations spanning multiple sectors are increasing in prevalence, but extant research has primarily focused only upon cross-sector partnerships involving education and social services. College and career readiness (CCR) reforms, such as the one highlighted in this study, are also often intrinsically…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Hudson, Tara D.; Means, Darris; Tish, Elizabeth – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: College access programs aim to enhance students' college-going capital, which includes the "knowledge, skills, or dispositions" that support students' pathways to and through higher education (Means & Pyne, 2016, p. 391). While some college access programs aim to remedy students' "deficiencies" in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, College Preparation, College Bound Students
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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Piper, Benjamin; Ong'ele, Salome – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Low-cost private schools (LCPSs) represent a large and growing share of schools in many low- and middle-income countries, including Kenya. In some Nairobi neighborhoods, more than half of children attend LCPSs, despite policies providing free access to public education. Parents generally choose LCPSs because they believe they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Public Schools
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Dunn, Alyssa Hadley – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: This research is framed by theories of teacher morale and teacher empowerment and contributes to the literature on neoliberal educational policies and teacher burnout and attrition. Purpose and Research Questions: The purpose of this study is to understand the intersections of teachers' experiences with neoliberal policies, at…
Descriptors: Teacher Morale, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Burnout, Neoliberalism
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Varghese, Manka; Fuentes, Ronald – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Language-minoritized and emergent-bilingual (EB) students have historically and frequently been underexamined in the context of research on minoritized students' pathways in higher education. Understanding the school to college pipeline for emergent bilinguals (EBs) is becoming a critical area of study to help identify and…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Bilingual Students, College Students, College Readiness
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Anglum, J. Cameron; Desimone, Laura M.; Hill, Kirsten Lee – Teachers College Record, 2020
Context: This study analyzes the implementation of a blended learning middle school mathematics intervention in a large urban school district in the northeastern United States. Blended learning models integrate online instructional tools within traditional methods of classroom instruction. Focus of Study: As their use increases in classrooms…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Computer Software, Blended Learning, Middle School Mathematics
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Edgerton, Adam K.; Fuchs, Douglas; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) requires that all students with disabilities (SWD) receive a free, appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs to prepare them for post-school education and employment (American Psychological Association, 2018). In the past two decades, momentum…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy
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Brower, Rebecca L.; Jones, Tamara Betrand; Hu, Shouping; Park-Gaghan, Toby J. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: This multiple case study explores the self-determination needs of academically underprepared students. The context for our study was a sweeping redesign of developmental education (DE) in Florida's community colleges, state-level legislation Senate Bill 1720 (SB 1720), which made DE optional for many students. Purpose of Study: The…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Two Year College Students
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Mandinach, Ellen B.; Miskell, Ryan C.; Gummer, Edith S. – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: Parents are important consumers of educational information, especially with stipulations in ESSA. Yet, research on parental information needs is limited. It is important to understand how the information is displayed for parents in accessible and understandable ways. This study uses a theoretical perspective of parental…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Information Seeking, Information Needs
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Ortagus, Justin C.; Kramer, Dennis A.; González Canché, Manuel S.; Fernandez, Frank – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background/Context: As of 2018, a total of 19 states allow at least one community college to offer baccalaureate degrees. Previous researchers have suggested that community college baccalaureate (CCB) adoption will lead to a host of unintended consequences, including decreases in associate degree production. Purpose/Objective/Research…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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Lofton, Richard, Jr. – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: For more than four decades, researchers have shown that African American students are overrepresented in lower-track classes, while their White peers tend to be in advanced courses. In the past twenty years, school districts have implemented detracking reforms that stressed self-selection policies as an alternative to separate…
Descriptors: African American Students, White Students, Disproportionate Representation, Advanced Courses
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Mann, Bryan A.; Kotok, Stephen – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: A primary argument that supports charter school policy assumes students favor schools with high academic performance ratings, leading to systemic school improvement. Previous research challenges this assumption but has limited generalizability because geographic and enrollment constraints limit student choice sets.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Enrollment Trends, Educational Improvement, Student Characteristics
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Buttaro, Anthony, Jr.; Catsambis, Sophia – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Ability grouping has resurged in U.S. schools despite long-standing debates over its consequences for educational equity. Proponents argue that it is the best response to variation in academic skills because it allows teachers to customize the content and pace of instruction to students' diverse needs. Critics answer that this practice…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Equal Education, Reading Instruction, Primary Education
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