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Career and Technical Education in Comprehensive High Schools

The second in our series on Career and Technical Education in New York City, this report focuses on 51 Comprehensive high schools that offer CTE alongside other educational options.

Executive Director's Note

Dr. Cheri Fancsali discusses our motivation for more consciously embedding equity throughout the Research Alliance's work, as well as the strategies we are using to bring an equity and racial justice orientation into both the substance and process of our research.

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Do “Bridging the Gap” Social Workers Improve Attendance for Students Experiencing Homelessness?

Each year, more than 100,000 NYC students are identified as homeless. The Bridging the Gap program was launched in 2017 to help schools better support these vulnerable young people.

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From the Vault: ESI Practice Guides

The Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) was aimed at improving college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students in 40 NYC high schools. As part of our larger evaluation, the Research Alliance developed a set of practice guides that provided concrete examples of how ESI schools were attempting to better support their young men of color, including resources, discussion questions for educators, and insights from students and teachers that remain highly relevant today.

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Research Alliance Team Presents at AERA 2024

Members of the Research Alliance team are participating in a variety of sessions at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 11-14.

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Urban Institute Essay: Moving the Needle on Equity in Computer Science Education

The Research Alliance's Cheri Fancsali and Janice Lee published this essay as part of the Urban Institute's Learning Curve series. The essay highlights findings from our CS4All evaluation and considers implications for CS education policy and practice.

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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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