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The Effects of Student Demographics and School Resources on California School Performance Gain: A Fixed Effects Panel Model

by Mei-Jiun Wu
As California’s accountability system places great emphasis on annual school improvement in Academic Performance Index (API) scores, this study investigates the within school effects of changes in student demographics and school resources on API gains. A balanced panel data set of 5,750 schools in California over the period of 1999-2008 was analyzed using a fixed effects model.
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Race, Poverty and SAT Scores: Modeling the Influences of Family Income on Black and White High School Students’ SAT Performance

by Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román, Howard T. Everson & John J. McArdle
Using structural equation modeling, this study examined the direct and indirect effects of family income on SAT performance for Black and White test-takers. Family income was found to have a nonlinear direct effect on total SAT performance and the association was substantially larger for Black students than for White students, especially for those families living in poverty.
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Book Reviews
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Professors and Their Politics

by Neil Gross & Solon Simmons (Eds)
reviewed by Hadley Solomon & Jake Stringer


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Education Reform: Confronting the Secular Ideal

by Craig S. Engelhardt
reviewed by Katherine K. Jo


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The Mismeasure of Education

by Jim Horn & Denise Wilburn
reviewed by Christine Monaghan


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Pedagogies of Deveiling: Muslim Girls and the Hijab Discourse

by Manal Hamzeh (Author) & Curry Stephenson Malott (Ed)
reviewed by Anita Harris


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Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Issues, Reflections, and Ways Forward

by Léonie Rennie, Grady Venville, & John Wallace (Eds)
reviewed by Sarah J. Carrier



This week education researcher Joanna Geller discusses her co-authored paper, Engaging Residents in Community Change: The Critical Role of Trust in the Development of a Promise Neighborhood. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
Commentary

My Label Does Not Define Me: Practices Identifying Indigenous Students in Schools

by Nicole Blalock
Included in this commentary is a discussion of five key problems that permeate racial identification of Indigenous students in America’s public schools.
Editorial

Annual Yearbooks for 2014

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.


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