Teaching & Learning

Briefs

A CaRDI Brief Explaining APPR for a lay audience: What is the new APPR system & What do New Yorkers think? 

A Brief from Cornell’s Evidenced-Based-Living on Summer Learning Loss.

A Brief on School Productivity measures in NYSThis Center examined the productivity of schools, looking specifically at the return on investments of per pupil expenditure. In the scope of this study, returns will be measured through student test scores and graduation rates.

Fostering School Connectedness by Janis Whitlock

Studies

K-12 Distance Education: The Case of Rural Schools by Bobbi Hall, Cornell University

Upstate School Reform: The Challenge of Regional Geography

Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers in NYS

How to Reduce Teacher Turnover

Hamilton, M.A., & Hamilton, S.F. Learning well at work: Choices for quality. Washington, DC: National School-to-Work Office. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 411 390) (92 pp.)

Study of Families Receiving Child-Only Welfare Benefits in New York

Morgan, Stephen L. and Mark W. McKerrow. 2007. Human Capital Development and the Frontiers of Research in the Sociology of Education. Pp. 185-225 in Garnett Picot, Ron Saunders, and Arthur Sweetman, eds., Fulfilling Potential, Creating Success: Perspectives on Human Capital Development. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Morgan, Stephen L. and Jennifer J. Todd. 2009. Intergenerational Closure and Academic Achievement in High School: A New Evaluation of Coleman’s Conjecture. Sociology of Education 82:267-86.

Morgan, Stephen L. 2011. Models of College Entry in the United States and the Challenges of Estimating Primary and Secondary Effects. Sociological Methods and Research.

Places to Be and Places to Belong: Youth Connectedness in School and Community by Janis Whitlock

Slides

View slides from Dr. Sipple’s 2012 RSA presentation.

Useful Websites

Recent trends: Easy to access trend data on enrollment, demographics, achievement, and finances

TST BOCES:
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides high quality services for children and adults, which complement the educational programs provided by the local school districts and other agencies in the region.

New York State Family Resources: This site is designed to help families locate high-quality resources available online, in local libraries, or by purchase at various stores.

National Center for Rural Education Support at University of North Carolina: The purpose of this center is to work toward improved teaching, learning and student achievement in rural schools nationwide.

National Rural Education Association (NREA) at Purdue University: The NREA is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the US. It has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI): REL-NEI’s mission is to help pre-K–16 educators at the state, district and school levels use the best available research and evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement. They have published several reports that address issues of concern in rural communities.

Rural Schools Initiative of the Institute for European Studies: The goal of the RSI is to extend beyond the traditional scope of school districts within Tompkins County and reach out to underserved rural school districts that have less immediate access to Cornell’s Europe-related educational resources.

NY State Education Department: Through a consolidated application with the federal Rural Education Achievement Program, the NYSED administers the Rural, Low-Income Schools Program (RLIS), which provides additional resources to assist rural districts in meeting state definitions of adequate yearly progress (AYP).

WSKG STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiative: WSKG serves to inspire with the highest quality educational programming, including lessons about STEM, an initiative for securing America’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and identifying promising strategies for strengthening the educational pipeline that leads to STEM careers.

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE): Advances and disseminates research on the causal effects of education interventions, practices, programs, and policies.

Institute of Education Sciences ClearinghousPractice Guides

Research on Critical Problems from DoingWhatWorks

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Key Organizations


Rural Schools Association of NYS

CaRDI: Community and Regional Development Institute

Penn State’s Journal of Research in Rural Education

National Rural Education Association (site, journal)

Rural Schools Initiative of the Institute for European Studies: The goal of the RSI is to extend beyond the traditional scope of school districts within Tompkins County and reach out to underserved rural school districts that have less immediate access to Cornell’s Europe-related educational resources.

NY State Education Department: Through a consolidated application with the federal Rural Education Achievement Program, the NYSED administers the Rural, Low-Income Schools Program (RLIS), which provides additional resources to assist rural districts in meeting state definitions of adequate yearly progress (AYP).

 


Family Resources


New York State Family Resources: This site is designed to help families locate high-quality resources available online, in local libraries, or by purchase at various stores. 

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics


WSKG STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiative: WSKG’s program to inspire with the highest quality educational programming, including lessons about STEM. Part of an initiative for securing America’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and identifying promising strategies for strengthening the educational pipeline that leads to STEM careers. 

Corning Inc’s STEM Connect Program with the GST BOCES: STEM News June 2013

  • Slides from 2010 RSA conference presented by Dr. Mark Vaughn
  • Testimony by Dr. Mark Vaughn for the 2012 NYS Education Commission

Distance Learning


K-12 Distance Education: The Case of Rural Schools by Bobbi Hall, Cornell University 

BOCES – Boards of Cooperative Educational Services


 


Student Achievement


Morgan, Stephen L. and Jennifer J. Todd. 2009. Intergenerational Closure and Academic Achievement in High School: A New Evaluation of Coleman’s Conjecture. Sociology of Education 82:267-86.

National Center for Rural Education Support at University of North Carolina: The purpose of this center is to work toward improved teaching, learning and student achievement in rural schools nationwide.

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI): REL-NEI’s mission is to help pre-K–16 educators at the state, district and school levels use the best available research and evidence to make decisions leading to improved student achievement. They have published several reports that address issues of concern in rural communities.

Recent trends: Easy to access trend data on enrollment, demographics, achievement, and finances

 

Practice Guides


Institute of Education Sciences Clearinghouse Practice Guides 

Northeast & Island Regional Lab Practice Guides

School Completion


Research on Critical Problems from DoingWhatWorks

Dropout Prevention

Five Promises: Addressing School Completion and Teen Pregnancy (narrated presentation by Mary Grenz Jalloh, NYS Center for School Safety)

 


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2012 Rural Schools Association Presentation


View slides from Dr. Sipple’s 2012 RSA presentation.