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CRESPAR Report #60: Cultural Issues Related to High School Reform: Deciphering the Case of Black Males
An infusion of federal funding and philanthropic support for high schools has sparked an unprecedented number of educational reforms. Still, few initiatives confront the unique conditions facing Black males. Despite efforts ...
CRESPAR Report #57: Program Development in the National Network of Partnership Schools: A Comparison of Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
Based on survey data collected from 375 elementary, middle, and high schools in the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), this report identifies differences and similarities in the development and quality of ...
CRESPAR Report #55: The Public School Superintendency in the Twenty-First Century: The Quest to Define Effective Leadership
This study examines research on public school leadership effectiveness, focusing specifically on the superintendent. The author begins with a discussion of the historical mission to define leadership effectiveness, followed ...
CRESPAR Report #58: Transitional Programs for English Language Learners: Contextual Factors and Effective Programming
In this report, transitional programs refer to instructional programs for students who have been schooled in their native language and are now in “transitional” classrooms where literacy instruction takes place in English. ...
CRESPAR Report #56: Local School Boards Under Review: Their Role and Effectiveness in Relation to Students' Academic Achievement
This report provides a review of literature published in the past two decades on the role and effectiveness of school boards. Though school boards are but one component of school district leadership—the superintendent and ...
CRESPAR Report #54: Neighborhood and School Influences on the Family Life and Mathematics Performance of Eighth-Grade Students
In this report, we explore ways by which neighborhoods and schools can influence the mathematics achievement of eighth grade students. We use data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS:88) and combine it ...
CRESPAR Report #52: Academic Success Among Poor and Minority Students: An Analysis of Competing Models of School Effects
Based on national data from the Prospects study, we identified the individual characteristics that distinguished academically successful, or resilient, elementary school students from minority and low-socioeconomic-status ...
CRESPAR Report #53: The Long-Term Effects and Cost-Effectiveness of Success for All
A few renowned early interventions have compelling evidence of enduring achievement effects for at-risk children: Perry Preschool; the Abecedarian Project; and the Tennessee class-size experiment.