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Research Alliance in the News


November 19, 2014
Chalkbeat New York interviews Executive Director Dr. James Kemple. Amid Data Reboot, City Scraps 'Where Are They Now' Reports

November 19, 2014
Capital New York reports on New York City Goes to College: A First Look. Report: More City High Schoolers in College, Few Degrees

September 11, 2014
American Radio Works essay on Career Academies (part of a documentary on vocational education) highlights research by Executive Director Dr. James Kemple. Career Academies: A New Twist on Vocational Ed

September 11, 2014
Philanthropy News Digest reports on new consortium of foundations supporting the Research Alliance. Foundations Award $1.9 Million to Research Alliance for NYC Schools

July 17, 2014
Geoffrey Decker reports for ChalkbeatNY on Inside Success: Strategies of 25 Effective Small High Schools in NYC. Report on Small School Success Hints at Future Struggles

July 17, 2014
Beth Fertig writes for WNYC's "Schoolbook" on Inside Success. Three 'Secret' Ingredients for a Successful Small School

June 23, 2014
Benjamin Herold for Education Week's "Digital Directions" blog on Digital Colalboration and Classroom Practice: Educator Use of ARIS Connect. N.Y.C. Teachers Didn't Embrace District's Digital Collaboration Tool, Study Finds

June 19, 2014
Guest post on the CUNY Institute for Education Policy's blog from IES-PIRT fellow Vanessa Coca on the importance of challenging high school academics for college preparation. Academic Rigor and the Achievement Gap

June 11, 2014
Rebecca Forbes, Research Programs Specialist for ExpandED Schools, reports on Vanessa Coca's role in a forum on "Working Towards College Success: Obstacles and Strategies."  Tenacity + Support = Success

May 7, 2014
Brian Lehrer interviews Dr. Adriana Villavicencio about Moving the Needle on CUNY TV's "Brian Lehrer.TV. "Winds of Change."

March 20, 2014
CUNY Institute for Education Policy cites the Research Alliance in a discussion of the Persistent Achievement Gaps in American Education.

January 22, 2014
The Condition of New York City High Schools cited in Education Week. Do Small Schools Undermine Diversity?

January 16, 2014
Research Analyst Molly Alter’s new paper, “True for Your School? How Changing Reputations Alter Demand for Selective U.S. Colleges,” was covered in the Atlanta Constitution Journal and the Hechinger Report.

January 15, 2014
Dr. Bruce Fuller cites The Condition of New York City High Schools in the New York Times 'Room for Debate'. Should Mayor de Blasio Unravel Bloomberg's Reforms?


October 30, 2013
Dr. James Kemple contributes to the Education Funders Research Initiative forum on small schools of choice. School Size-Does it Really Matter? 

October 29, 2013
Dr. James Kemple cited in an Education Week analysis of education issues in the NYC Mayoral election. Bloomberg-Era School Changes Debated in NYC Race

October 22, 2013
Dr. Lori Nathanson contributes to the Education Funders Research Initiative forum on improving school choice policy. Reducing the Isolation of Low Achieving Students

October 22, 2013
Paul Hill cites Dr. James Kemple and the Research Alliance in evalutions of Mayor Bloomberg's education record in The Atlantic and NY Daily News. Bloomberg's Education Plan is Working: Don't Ditch It and A Better City for Kids

October 9, 2013
Research Alliance contributing to the new Education Funders Research Initiative. Philanthropies Pose Ed Research, Policy Agenda for Next NYC Mayor

September 27, 2013
Discussing the continuing growth and importance of research-practice partnerships in some of the nation's largest school districts. New Research Consortium Targets D.C. Schools

September 10, 2013
Education Week’s Sarah Sparks reports on a key hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, including testimony by Executive Director Dr. James Kemple. Lawmakers Question IES Relevance in Reauthorization Hearing

September 10, 2013
House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats press release prominently features Dr. James Kemple’s remarks on the Institute of Education Sciences: Congress Must Better Support Education Research, Witnesses Tell House Education Panel

August 26, 2013
Gotham Schools and Schoolbook cite the Research Alliance's work on small schools in coverage of MDRC’s new report, Sustained Progress: New Findings About the Effectiveness and Operation of Small Public High Schools of Choice in New York City: Report Again Finds Graduation Rate Gains at City’s Small Schools and Another Study Finds Big Gains at Small Schools

August 15, 2013
Research Associate Adriana Villavicencio blogs for the Open Society Foundation’s “Voices” blog: Boosting College Readiness Among Black and Latino Males

July 17, 2013
Diverse Issues in Higher Education cites the Research Alliance's ESI evaluation and research on college readiness: Study Calls Attention to NYC Effort on Black and Latino Male College Readiness

July 16, 2013
Education Week's "Inside School Research" blog on Moving the Needle: Reports Focus on Closing Achievement Gap

June 18, 2013
Michele Molnar writes for Education Week: New York Provides Lessons in Studying School Climate

June 13, 2013
The Hechinger Report on Strengthening Assessments of School Climate: Teachers Better at Rating Schools Than Parents and Students

June 10, 2013
Nirvi Shah for Education Week's "Rules for Engagement" blog on Strengthening Assessments of School Climate: What's the Best Way to Measure School Climate?

June 10, 2013
The After-School Corporation's Director of Research, Katie Brohawn, on the Research Alliance's School Survey Brief: Assessing the Assessment: NYC's School Survey

April 25, 2013
Schoolbook's Yasmeen Khan on the new Research Alliance report, High School Choice in New York City: Struggling Students Tend to Apply to Weaker High Schools.

April 3, 2013
The Queens Gazette references The Condition of New York City High Schools by Dr. James Kemple: Bloomberg, Walcott Announce 78 New Schools To Open Next Fall

April 2, 2013
Al Baker cites The Condition of New York City High Schools in New York Times article on new school openings: With Legacy on His Mind, Mayor Adds More Schools.

March 29, 2013
Geoff Decker discusses Dr. James Kemple's report on the Condition of NYC High Schools: In Reports, Validation for City’s High School Gains, but Not its Data.

March 27, 2013
Sarah Sparks reports for Ed Week on the NYC High School matching system, citing the Research Alliance's findings on the HS choice process: Disparities Found in NYC's System for Matching Students to Schools.


October 21, 2012
Lisa Fleisher reports on the Research Alliance's ARIS findings in the Wall Street Journal: Report Tracks Student-Data System Usage.

September 21, 2012
James Kemple quoted in Gotham Schools article:  At Rooftop Garden Party, 2013 Candidates tout budding principal

September 19, 2012
Dr. James Kemple's article on  Math Innovation Requires Patience.

September 12, 2012
Ed Surge explores the Research Alliance's School of One evaluation.  Lackluster Results from School of One Pilot Scrutinized.

September 12, 2012
Michael Horn discusses innovation and the School of One experiment and evaluation on  The Counterproductive Attack on NYC’s School of One.

September 10, 2012
Rick Hess dicscusses the Daily News' coverage of the School of One evaluation in an Education Week blog post:   Daily News Twists Evaluation Into Cheap Shot at 'School of One'.

September 7, 2012
Another response by Leonie Hamson, a well known parent advocate, was much more critical of the program and the use of public funds for innovation:  The Reality and the Hype Behind Online Learning and the School of One.

August 7, 2012
Aaron Pallas writes:  Why Teachers Quit and Why We Can’t Fire our Way to Excellence.

May/June, 2012 
Adriana Villavicencio on turning around struggling schools:  Beating the Odds: Lesson from Turnaround Middle Schools.

April 3, 2012
Mary Ann Giordano:  A Turnaround on Turnaround for Seven Schools.

April 3, 2012
Geoff Decker:  A Year in Office Walcott Trumpets his Middle Schools Initiative.

March 23, 2012
James Kemple quoted in Gotham Schools on new DOE teacher residency programs: Teaching Prep Pilots on the Rise in SIG and High-Needs Schools.



November 4, 2011 
Will Marinell and Aaron Pallas's presentation at APPAM on middle school teacher turnover cited in Gotham Schools.

June 23, 2011 
Washington Post's "The Answer Sheet" blog quotes Dr. James Kemple: A Response From Joel Klein on Status Quo Apologists.

James Kemple, the Research Alliance’s executive director, has been quoted in several articles with regard to his chapter in the 2011 book, Education Reform in New York City. Read a draft of the chapter here.

February 16, 2011 
Huffington Post article about Joel Klein’s tenure as New York City schools chancellor.

May 1, 2011 
Newsweek articles about Back to School for the Billionaires.

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