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Rogers, John; Franke, Megan; Yun, Jung-Eun Ellie; Ishimoto, Michael; Diera, Claudia; Geller, Rebecca Cooper; Berryman, Anthony; Brenes, Tizoc – UCLA IDEA, 2017
This report examines whether the substance and tone of national political discourse during the first four months of the Trump administration affected U.S. public high school students. Throughout his campaign and in his presidency to date, Donald Trump has addressed a number of "hot-button" topics that call into question the status or…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Political Socialization
Terriquez, Veronica; Rogers, John; Lin, May – UCLA IDEA, 2016
Over the last quarter century, California youth affiliated with community-based organizations have participated in a variety of local and state campaigns to influence educational policy and practice. But, until recently, youth have had limited say in school budgets. Dramatic changes to this historic trend have emerged in the last few years. In…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Accountability, Youth Agencies, Advocacy
Rogers, J.; Mirra, N.; Seltzer, M.; Jun, J. – UCLA IDEA, 2014
California high school teachers are constantly racing against the clock. They are expected to provide a strong college preparatory curriculum, promote critical and creative thinking, and meet students' social and emotional needs. Learning time is an essential resource for addressing all of these goals. But, it seems to be in short supply in many…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Opportunities, State Surveys, School Schedules
Rogers, John; Mirra, Nicole – UCLA IDEA, 2014
This report draws on a statewide survey to examine how learning time is distributed across California high schools. The survey, conducted by UCLA IDEA during the 2013-2014 school year, included a representative sample of nearly 800 teachers. Survey findings highlight inequalities in the amount of time available for learning across low and high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Opportunities, State Surveys, School Schedules
Rogers, John; Terriquez, Veronica – UCLA IDEA, 2013
This study examines the ways that participation in youth organizing groups while in high school impacts the educational and civic trajectories of young adults. The study, conducted by UCLA Professor John Rogers and USC Professor Veronica Terriquez, compares the experiences of former members of youth organizing groups to those of a randomly…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Civics, Young Adults, High School Students
Value added measures (VAM) uses changes in student test scores to determine how much "value" an individual teacher has "added" to student growth during the school year. Some policymakers, school districts, and educational advocates have applauded VAM as a straightforward measure of teacher effectiveness: the better a teacher,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests
Rogers, John; Bertrand, Melanie; Perez, Wendy – UCLA IDEA, 2012
This white paper explores how influential Californians conceive of the purpose of public education. The authors' intention was to learn how the purposes converge and to uncover potential building blocks for a consensus that puts students at the center and rises above disparate beliefs and alliances. The paper draws on 50 interviews they conducted…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Attitudes, Politics of Education, Role of Education
Rogers, John – UCLA IDEA, 2010
The California State Assembly is presently considering AB 2034 which would prohibit school districts, county offices of education (COEs), or charter schools that elect to fingerprint volunteers from allowing individuals who have been convicted of specific sex, drug or violent offenses to volunteer in schools. This policy brief aims to inform…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Democracy, State Legislation, School Districts