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  • Expanding Opportunities for High Academic Achievement: An International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in an Urban High School

    1/1/08 - Mayer, Anysia P.

    The article discusses the implementation of Jefferson High School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in California. The program was established in 1993 as a magnet Program for Portville Unified School District and has instituted various academic and social support mechanisms that motivate students to pursue challenging curriculum. It also offers an overview of the literature documenting the academic achievement gap between high-achieving Latino and African American students.

  • The Structure and Culture of Information Pathways: Rethinking Opportunity to Learn in Urban High Schools during the Ninth Grade Transition

    1/1/07 - Cooper, Robert, Liou, Daniel D.

    Despite efforts to bridge the racial achievement gap, far too many school children continue to fare poorly in our nation's public schools. Oftentimes urban and low income students are negatively labeled as low-achieving, disadvantaged, and struggling. Because of this, such students frequently receive inferior or deficient information from school officials. This study examines the role of high school counselors as distributors of information and the role they play in influencing students'...

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