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Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Growth: Insights from an Innovative Research-Practice Partnership

This report describes a portion of work from an innovative SEL-focused research-practice partnership between the Student Success Network (SSN) and the Research Alliance for New York City Schools.

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Blueprint for Advancing Equity in NYC Schools

The Research Alliance’s new policy brief outlines recommendations for how City and District leaders can take a more demanding approach to advancing equity, while sustaining the progress that has been made during the last 20 years.

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To What Extent Are Students With Disabilities Included in K-12 Computer Science Education?

This Spotlight post uses data on students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and computer science (CS) course enrollment records from the 2018-2019 school year to explore students’ participation in CS education across grade bands.

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Voices in Urban Education: Research Alliance Team Reflects on the Potential of CR-SE in Computer Science Education

Deputy Director Cheri Fancsali, Research Associate Kathryn Hill, and former Research Associate Zitsi Mirakhur are featured in the 50th Volume of Voices in Urban Education (VUE).

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James Kemple Presents to NYC Racial Justice Commission

On Friday, July 23, 2021, Research Alliance Executive Director James Kemple spoke on eradicating education inequity at a meeting of the NYC Racial Justice Commission.

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New Book Highlights Key Lessons from NYC’s Expanded Success Initiative

Adriana Villavicencio’s new book, Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, offers powerful insights into the challenges of implementing large-scale educational change. Drawing on the Research Alliance’s four-year study of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which aimed to improve the educational outcomes of 15,000 Black and Latinx males in NYC public high schools, the book examines what worked, what didn’t, and what we can learn from the experience.

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The Research Alliance for New York City Schools conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the city’s public schools. We strive to advance equity and excellence in education by providing nonpartisan evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success.  

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