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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Mac Iver, Douglas J.; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Research on the role of institutions in influencing students' readiness for college has so far focused primarily on the school level and the state policy context, with only little attention to the district. This case study, based on interview data and documents collected over the course of a year, analyzes an urban district's attempt to create a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, School Districts, Board of Education Role
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Sheldon, Steven; Naeger, Sarah; Clark, Emily – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examines the impact of a mentoring program for low-income and minority middle and high school students displaying early warning indicators of dropping out on attendance, behavior problems, and course passing. The study was conducted over 3 years in five districts throughout the country and used a comparison group…
Descriptors: Mentors, Quasiexperimental Design, Low Income Students, Minority Group Students
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Mac Iver, Martha Abele – Education and Urban Society, 2007
This article presents a longitudinal case study of an urban high school as it transitioned from one comprehensive reform model to another over a 10-year period. The study is based on qualitative interview data and quantitative data on student outcomes. Despite evidence of improved student outcomes during this reform period, the school could not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Schools, High Schools, Case Studies