At Government Hearing, Jim Kemple of Research Alliance for New York City Schools, Gives Testimony on Educational Research

James Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, gave testimony in September at a hearing entitled, “Educational Research:  Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen the Institute of Educational Sciences.”  Convened by the House Committee on Education and Workforce, the hearing was chaired by Rep. John Kline. The Institute of Education Sciences gathers […]

Research Alliance for New York City Schools Commissioned to Evaluate Success of iMentor Program

  Can mentors help students graduate high school and prepare for college? That is the question the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, housed within NYU Steinhardt, hopes to answer through a six-year, $1 million study of iMentor’s college-readiness program, a school-based mentoring program that pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated mentors. iMentor […]

Research Alliance Says NYC Middle School Teacher Turnover is a Systemic Issue

“Strengthening middle schools has taken on increased urgency, and the stability of the middle school teaching force has the potential to facilitate or complicate improvement efforts,” said James Kemple, executive director of the Research Alliance. “Our findings point to a real exodus of teachers from the middle grades. Within individual schools, it is likely that […]

Research Alliance Shows $80 Million Data System Offers Limited Help with Day-to-Day Teaching

A study released by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools finds that The City’s Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS), an $80-million data system built to make schools more data-driven and to focus attention on the achievement outcomes for which they are being held accountable, is being used largely as a school-wide planning tool and much less […]

Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools Leading Assessment for Bloomberg Education Initiative

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, in collaboration with MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization, has been selected to conduct an evaluation of the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). ESI is a key component of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, a combination of programs and policy reforms designed to decrease rates […]

Questions for New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on the Middle Schools Initiative

Last September, Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, announced his New York City middle school initiative at NYU.  On Tuesday, April 3rd, Walcott returns to the university to offer the keynote address at the NYU Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools event,  Informing New York City’s Middle School […]

James Kemple Answers Questions on the Department of Education’s Middle School Reform Agenda

On April 3, Dennis Walcott, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, will offer the keynote address, “Informing New York City’s Middle School Initiative,” at a day-long colloquium at NYU Steinhardt.  James Kemple, executive director of NYU Steinhardt’s Research Alliance for New York City Schools, answers questions on middle school reform and the […]