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Joo, Myungkook; Kim, Jeounghee – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Debates about the national high school graduation rate have heated up as various national high school graduation estimates based on the Common Core of Data (CCD) and the Current Population Survey (CPS) do not coincide with one another partially due to different assumptions about graduation age. This study found that (a) while graduation rate by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Age Groups
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McLellan, Carlton E. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
Drawing on literature analyzing impacts of academic and professional early preparation programs for urban students, and particularly those of color, this article argues for the use of similar strategies to encourage and prepare youth from those backgrounds for international education travel. The central argument is that educators must focus more…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Travel, International Education, Study Abroad
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Verdugo, Richard R. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
In this article, the author examined the AG by noting that the NAEP reported math scores among 17-year-olds is upwardly biased when compared with the scores of this same cohort 4 years earlier when they were 13 years old. It is upwardly biased because an important event happens over the 4-year period between 8th and 12th grade--a large percentage…
Descriptors: Statistical Bias, Race, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Shiller, Jessica – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines a recent reform effort that has opened hundreds of small high schools in poor urban communities in New York City, The New Century Schools Initiative (NCSI). Outcome data have shown that NCSI has dramatically increased graduation rates among poor students and students of color. However, an ethnographic study of the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, Educational Change