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We're Not All Average: Reconceptualizing School Climate

What are we missing when we focus on the “average” student experience? How do students’ perceptions of school climate vary? And could a clearer picture of this variation inform efforts to develop more inclusive and equitable learning environments, within schools and across the system?

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Design2Learn: Implementation and Impact Study

Design2Learn (D2L) is a NYC-based afterschool program aimed at increasing middle school students’ interest, engagement, and achievement in science. We examined D2L’s implementation, as well as its impact on various student outcomes.

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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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2021 Year in Review

2021: A year in review at the Research Alliance

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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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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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