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Johns Hopkins University School of Education  // Posts tagged as "Johns Hopkins University School of Education"

The Everyone Graduates Center Seeks a New Senior Program Officer

The Everyone Graduates Center Seeks a New Senior Program Officer

The Everyone Graduates Center (EGC) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education seeks a new Senior Program Officer to direct one or more of the EGC’s programs focused on secondary school improvement and redesign. This position will lead projects within the School Design and Improvement Division (SDID), a joint effort of EGC and City Year. […]

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A career dedicated to improving educational outcomes

A career dedicated to improving educational outcomes

For 20 years, Johns Hopkins School of Education researcher Bob Balfanz has worked to help students make it through high school. Now he’s turned his attention to helping them succeed in college. By Andrew Myers, written for The HubFollow this link for the full story. When Bob Balfanz stepped to the podium to open the Pathways to Adult […]

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EdNext Podcast: Supporting Social and Emotional Development to Boost Academic Success

EdNext Podcast: Supporting Social and Emotional Development to Boost Academic Success

April 10, 2019 Some believe that growing interest in social and emotional learning is just a distraction from the academic mission of schools, but Robert Balfanz argues that only by educating the whole child can schools prepare students for adult success. Today Marty West talks with Balfanz about why he thinks social and emotional learning […]

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Should Schools Embrace Social Emotional Learning?

Should Schools Embrace Social Emotional Learning?

Calls for schools to pay heed to children’s social and emotional learning have proliferated in recent years. Is the current enthusiasm for educating the “whole learner” a much-needed correction to the narrow concentration on academic skills in the modern reform era? Or is it a misguided retreat from academic rigor and an attempt to sidestep […]

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Delineating the “duplicity of equality” in academic placement for African American families

Delineating the “duplicity of equality” in academic placement for African American families

The Duplicity of Equality: An Analysis of Academic Placement in a Racially Diverse School and a Black Community is the latest study by researcher and associate professor Richard Lofton, Jr., of the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. This study explores how African American parents come to […]

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Great American High School Campaign: Reforming the Nation’s Remaining Low-Performing High Schools

Great American High School Campaign: Reforming the Nation’s Remaining Low-Performing High Schools

After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign, according to new research from the GradNation campaign. Among them are more than 800 low-graduation-rate high schools with an average graduation rate of 49 percent. From the inner […]

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Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success

Data Matters Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student Success, by Hedy N. Chang, Lauren Bauer and Vaughan Byrnes, September 2018. This report provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence and discusses the implications for state and local action. Based on data released by the […]

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2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

2018 Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

The 2018 Building a Grad Nation report takes an in-depth look at the progress that was made between 2011 and 2016 in raising high school graduation rates and the state and district sources of those improvements, and identify where challenges remain. The report links improvements in high school graduation rates to the need to ensure […]

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The effects of coaching on English teachers’ reading instruction practices and adolescent students’ reading comprehension

The effects of coaching on English teachers’ reading instruction practices and adolescent students’ reading comprehension

The effects of coaching on English teachers’ reading instruction practices and adolescent students’ reading comprehension Marcia H. Davis, James M. McPartland, Charlene Pryseski & Elizabeth Kim April 4, 2018 ABSTRACT Although the use of literacy coaches is becoming more common, few research studies have shown positive effects of coaching on teacher practices and student achievement. In the […]

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A review of reading motivation scales

A review of reading motivation scales

By Marcia H. Davis, Stephen M. Tonks, Michael Hock, Wenhao Wang, and Aldo Rodriguez January 2018 Reading motivation is a critical contributor to reading achievement and has the potential to influence its development. Educators, researchers, and evaluators need to select the best reading motivation scales for their research and classroom. The goals of this review […]

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