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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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Dr. Cheri Fancsali Moderates National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Webinar

This Wednesday, June 9th at 3pm, Dr. Cheri Fancsali is moderating the Webinar on Engaging Policymakers in Cultivating Interest and Competencies in Computing, hosted by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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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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Research Alliance Co-Sponsors Forum on Reimagining the Role of Schools in Society

The Research Alliance is co-sponsoring the May 26 “Reimagining the Role of Schools in Society” forum, aimed at challenging the pre-pandemic status quo and identifying ways for schools to "build back better."

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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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