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Grigg, Jeffrey; Connolly, Faith; D'Souza, Stephanie; Mitchell, Charlie – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2016
This brief examines kindergarten readiness and attendance in kindergarten for children enrolled in publicly provided early education programs as well as similar children who entered kindergarten without enrolling in these programs. Key findings detail the effects for children if they were enrolled for at least 90 calendar days as a three- or…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Attendance, Early Childhood Education
Durham, Rachel E. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Ingenuity program was designed to "provide Baltimore's brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum" (Ingenuity Project, 2014). It started in 1993 at two middle schools, one on the east side of Baltimore and the second on the west, but as of SY 2014-15 the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Acceleration (Education)
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2012
This study looks at attendance in the early grades of elementary school. In particular, the authors focus on students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K). They follow these young students over several years to determine their pattern of chronic absence (CA), defined as missing more than one-ninth of days enrolled, and their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Enrollment, Kindergarten, Charts
Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2011
Earning a college degree improves a person's life outcomes in employment, income, health, and quality of life. Thus, it is important to track Baltimore City Schools graduates success in attending and completing college. In this study, the authors sought to summarize college enrollment and completion trends over the past several years. These data…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Enrollment, Quality of Life, College Attendance
Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2011
Earning a college degree increases a person's life outcomes in income, employment, health, and quality of life. The average person with a bachelor's degree earns almost twice as much as a high school graduate and nearly triple that of someone who did not finish high school. The unemployment rate for people with bachelor's degrees is about…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns