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28 Feb What's New | Comments

We are “The New Kids on the Block!”

We are “The New Kids on the Block!”

We are “The New Kids on the Block!” By Rebecca Lange-Thernes February 27, 2018  Stocks in the Future is honored to be a part of the CSOS at 50 blog project to celebrate so many years of success in education research and innovation. Stocks in the Future (SIF) is a relatively “new” program, being two […]

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30 Jan What's New | Comments

Semi Self-Contained Learning Communities in Grade 6: Bringing New Evidence to Bear on Middle Grades Education

Semi Self-Contained Learning Communities in Grade 6:   Bringing New Evidence to Bear on Middle Grades Education

Semi Self-Contained Learning Communities in Grade 6: Bringing New Evidence to Bear on Middle Grades Education By Douglas J. Mac Iver, PhD with Robert W. Dodd, EdD candidate in JHU’s School of Education January 30, 2018 Since CSOS’s founding, one of its enduring stated goals has been “to produce useful information on how changes in the […]

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18 Dec What's New | Comments

Developing Partnerships through Evidence

Developing Partnerships through Evidence

Developing Partnerships through Evidence By Dr. Steven B. Sheldon December 2017 I joined CSOS on January 3, 2000, fresh out of graduate school, excited for the opportunity to work with leading scholars in education reform and improvement, and thankful that Y2K ended up being much ado about nothing.  In my eighteen years at CSOS and […]

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29 Nov What's New | Comments

Continuous Improvement at CSOS

Continuous Improvement at CSOS

Continuous Improvement at CSOS: Connecting Family Engagement to Early Warning and Intervention Systems by Dr. Martha Abele Mac Iver November 29, 2017 CSOS has been “learning to improve” as a continuous improvement organization over the past five decades.  We learned from our public health colleagues about the importance of preventing problems like high rates of high […]

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30 Oct What's New | Comments

Going Back to the Basics

Going Back to the Basics

Going Back to the Basics by Dr. Richard Lofton October 30, 2017 Over fifty years ago, James Coleman and Edward McDill established the Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS). They were eager to delve deeper into the findings of the Equality of Educational Opportunity (EEO) Report (also called the “Coleman Report”), which indicated that […]

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02 Oct What's New | Comments

Working in One’s Own Backyard

Working in One’s Own Backyard

Working in One’s Own Backyard Dr. Jeffrey Grigg September 28, 2017 In graduate school, I worked as the liaison for a multi-year federal research study at my neighborhood school.  I knew walking to work would be great; what I didn’t know was that—especially after I became a parent—it would reorient my priorities as a researcher.  […]

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29 Aug What's New | Comments

Did You Do Your Homework?

Did You Do Your Homework?

Did You Do Your Homework? Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D. August 28, 2017 Did you do your homework?  This is one of the most common questions that parents1 ask children every day.  Parents, teachers, and even students agree that homework is important.  Countless research studies confirm that students who do their homework do better in school, […]

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25 Jul What's New | Comments

A BERC Research-Practice Question: Are High School Graduates Ready for College?

A BERC Research-Practice Question: Are High School Graduates Ready for College?

A BERC Research-Practice Question: Are High School Graduates Ready for College? by Dr. Rachel E. Durham The Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) has faculty working in programs focused on school improvement at all stages of the educational trajectory, from early childhood to young adulthood. Perhaps not coincidentally, the structure of many CSOS projects […]

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28 Jun What's New | Comments

Reading Research at CSOS: Connections to the Past and a View of the Future

Reading Research at CSOS: Connections to the Past and a View of the Future

Reading Research at CSOS: Connections to the Past and a View of the Future By Dr. Marcia Davis The 50th anniversary of CSOS provides the opportunity to examine how my current research on reading motivation and achievement connects to and was made possible by foundational work at the Center as well as contemplating future directions for […]

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30 May What's New | Comments

BERC and the Promise of Research-Practice Partnerships

BERC and the Promise of Research-Practice Partnerships

BERC and the Promise of Research-Practice Partnerships By Dr. Faith Connolly The Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) is a special example of a Research Practice Partnership—one of many currently developing across the country. Our partnership began in the mid-90s when the late Sam Stringfield, a CSOS faculty member, was on the Baltimore City School Board. […]

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