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  • Summer reading and the ethnic achievement gap

    1/1/04 - Kim, Jimmy

    A number of studies have shown that low-income and minority students undergo larger summer reading losses than their middle-class and White classmates, and that reading is the only activity that is consistently related to summer learning. The purpose of this study was to explore whether reading books during summer vacation improved fall reading proficiency, and whether access to books increased the volume of summer reading. The results from the multivariate regression analyses suggest that...

  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Closing the Achievement Gap

    1/1/07 - Burton, Laura J., VanHeest, Jaci L.

    The most significant concern within the US educational community is the academic achievement gap. Investigation of the achievement gap reveals that minority students across all levels of education are not meeting the same academic measures as their non-Hispanic White peers. In addition, a disproportionate number of minority children are identified as overweight. Physical activity has been identified as an influence on the reduction and prevention of overweight and obesity. In addition...

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    The progress of education reform 2007: Dropout prevention

    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

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    Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Preliminary ‘Lessons Learned’ to Guide Ongoing Discussion

    1/24/10 - National High School Center, National Center on Response to Intervention, and Center on Instruction

    Response to Intervention (RTI) is a potentially powerful framework for organizing, allocating, and evaluating educational resources to meet the instructional needs of all students and to prevent long-term school failure. Much of our knowledge of the components of RTI and their successful implementation is based on experiences in elementary schools. However, given the structural and organizational differences between elementary schools and high schools, this evidence has its limitations when...

  • Transforming the High School Experience through Linked Learning

    1/1/13 - Almond, M.

    For decades now, disgruntled and dismayed parents, lawmakers, researchers, and the general public have criticized the American public school system for its inability to adequately meet the needs of poor and minority students. Many argue that dismal performance of all students, especially low-income and minority students has become the norm. Despite this doom and gloom there are some rays of light peeking through the ominous clouds that are transforming the high school experience—at least...

  • Understanding School Safety and the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation.

    1/1/09 - Russell,S.T., Clarke, T.J., & Laub, C.

    Harassment at school based on a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or a person’s racial or ethnic identity is too common. Previous studies have found that such harassment is strongly linked to negative health outcomes and lower academic achievement. However, there are very few studies that examine the intersections of harassment based on race and sexual orientation. In this report we use data from the Preventing School Harassment (PSH) Survey to understand bias-motivated...

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