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CSOS  // Posts tagged as "CSOS"

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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30 Mar What's New | Comments

Look Back, Look Around, Look Ahead

Look Back, Look Around, Look Ahead

The Center for Social Organization of Schools (CSOS) at Johns Hopkins University is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Founded in 1966 by James S. Coleman and Edward L. McDill under the aegis of the United States Office of Education, the Center’s enduring mission is to conduct groundbreaking scientific research that leads to evidence-based school reforms and the […]

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