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- 1/5/09 - Education Commission of the States,
This document by the Education Commission of the States, sheds light on the students most at risk of dropping out - and how to keep students on the “graduation track”; state policy approaches aimed at keeping students in school; indicators most closely associated with dropping out; and cost/benefit analysis of initiatives that improve graduation rates.
- 1/1/00 - Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., Wu, T.
Disproportionate representation of minority students, especially African Americans, in a variety of school disciplinary procedures has been documented almost continuously for the past 25 years, yet there has been little study of the factors contributing to that disproportionality. Whether disparate treatment of a group can be judged as bias depends largely on the extent to which other hypotheses that could provide a credible alternative explanation of the discrepancy can be ruled out. In...
- 1/2/10 - Michael S. Holstead, Terry E. Spradlin, Margaret E. McGillivray, Nathan Burroughs
"This Education Policy Brief will examine, in particular, the incentive programs for the most popular and widespread of the accelerated education programs, the Advanced Placement (AP) program. After a brief historical overview of the AP program and a discussion of its merits, the brief will look into the various types of incentive programs found in the U.S. today, highlighting, in particular, several prominent or notable incentive programs. The Policy Brief will also examine some of the...
- 1/19/10 - Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness
Closing “poorly-performing schools” and opening small schools from which families can choose is not new educational policy for New York City; however its impact on all students has not been thoroughly evaluated. It is therefore imperative that we review the effects of these policy developments on high-needs students, specifically the most overlooked—students experiencing homelessness. For the rising number of students who are already housing displaced, becoming educationally displaced...
- 1/24/10 - Patricia Gándara
The United States faces an unprecedented challenge. The largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation — Latinos — are performing academically at levels that will soon put the entire society at risk and consign these young people to a permanent underclass. From kindergarten to high school graduation and college matriculation, the gaps in achievement between Latinos and most other students are enormous, and in many cases growing. Projections are that, unchecked, this situation...
- 1/5/10 - Education Commission of the States,
While a common assumption is that students drop out of school because of their social background and school behaviors, the findings from these studies demonstrate that schools can exert important organizational effects on students’ decisions to drop out or stay in school. The research included here holds a number of implications for policy
- 1/31/10 - Louis Jacobson, Laura Holian
"Under the accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, states are required to assess students in reading and math and to identify them as below proficient or as proficient or advanced (both considered passing). Because schools are held accountable only for ensuring that students test proficient or better, there have been concerns that a focus on increasing the percentage of students testing proficient might unintentionally lead to fewer students testing at the advanced...
- 1/20/10 - Stephen Frank
"There is no disputing that for high school students to be college and career ready, they need adequate time to learn, and individualized attention to meet each student’s academic goals, learning styles, and social needs (Miles and Frank 2008). Over the past decade, Education Resource Strategies (ERS) has partnered with urban schools and districts to improve their use of people, time, and money in addressing students’ most pressing needs. Through this work, we have studied many...
- 1/2/09 - Lisa Walker, Cheryl Smithgall
"This brief presents findings from several Chapin Hall studies on vulnerable children and youth to raise the issue of what it would mean to improve academic achievement in underperforming schools. Vulnerable children and youth are those who experience crises or disruptions in their lives, often accompanied by parental absence or inability to meet their needs, such that they are likely to become involved with public systems. The brief provides evidence that a disproportionate number of these...
- 1/24/10 - Martin, N., Halperin, S.
The report focuses on two questions related to recovery programs: “What can be done to recover and reconnect our young people to opportunities for building useful lives in work, family, and citizenship; and “Who is doing what, and where, to reengage out-of-school youth while working to strengthen the communities in which they live?”. The report summarizes a variety of programs from around the United States and includes information about participants, costs of implementation, and...
- 1/14/09 - Uriarte, M., Chen, J., Kala, M.
Where we go to School: Latino Students and the Public Schools of Boston uses available public data to provide the fullest view possible of that school population group in the Boston Public Schools. Using Latino students as the lens, the report also examines the effect of school quality variables on the dropout rate and the academic outcomes of students.
- 1/23/09 - Shayne Spaulding, Jean Baldwin Grossman, Dee Wallace
"During the past several decades, many efforts have focused on the crisis that lies at the intersection of proliferating single-parent households, absent fathers and poverty. In 2001, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation launched Fathers at Work to test approaches for helping young low-income noncustodial fathers provide for themselves and their children; the project was designed to inform practitioners and policymakers about effective interventions for this population. Six community-based...
- 1/2/09 - Howard M. Knoff
This presentation addresses disproportionality in discipline rates among minorities in the US