What We Are Reading: School Crime and Safety, College Choice for Underserved Students

Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (National Center for Education Statistics). A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. It provides the most current detailed statistical information to inform the Nation on the nature of crime in schools. This report presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources.

Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students (Pathways to College, Winter 2012). In a new brief, the Pathways to College Network, along with the National College Access Network (NCAN), synthesizes research on the college choice process for low-income, first-generation, and minority students.

Spotlight On: GraduateFIRST (National Dropout Center for Students with Disabilities, No Date). This brief is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of key components of GraduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilities.

 New WWC Math Report Looks at Research on "I CAN Learn®" (What Works Clearinghouse, February 28, 2012). The WWC reviewed 11 studies that investigated the effects of I CAN Learn® on high school students. One study is a randomized controlled trial with high levels of attrition that meets WWC evidence standards with reservations. The study included 540 high school students in seven schools in two districts. Based on the one study, the WWC found I CAN Learn® to have no discernible effects on math achievement for high school students.

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Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.

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