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Else-Quest, Nicole M.; Peterca, Oana – American Educational Research Journal, 2015
Publicly funded single-sex schooling (SSS) has proliferated in recent years and is touted as a remedy to gaps in academic attitudes and achievement, particularly for low-income students of color. Research on SSS is rife with limitations, stemming from selective admissions processes, selection effects related to socioeconomic status, a lack of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Academic Achievement
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Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Chhuon, Vichet – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
We examine adolescents' interpretations of instructional interactions to understand the academic and developmental implications of pedagogy for urban youth of color. In doing so, we seek to advance existing knowledge regarding student engagement in two ways--enhancing the ecological validity of such theories and making the links to teacher…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Kanno, Yasuko; Kangas, Sara E. N. – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
Advancement to postsecondary education for English language learners (ELLs) can be seriously constrained by a lack of academic preparation during high school. Currently, ELLs lag behind their non-ELL peers in their level of access to advanced college-preparatory courses. Through a qualitative case study of ELL education at a large public high…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, College Preparation, Advanced Placement Programs, Advanced Courses
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Brown, Abigail B.; Clift, Jack W. – American Educational Research Journal, 2010
The authors report insights, based on annual site visits to elementary and middle schools in three states from 2004 to 2006, into the incentive effect of the No Child Left Behind Act's requirement that increasing percentages of students make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in every public school. They develop a framework, drawing on the physics…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement