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Author(s):Quint, J., Bloom, H., Black, A., Stephens, L., and Akey, T
Title:The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Short Description:Describes the implementation and effects of the First Things First (FTF) program model in five districts.
Annotation:This report describes the implementation and effects of the First Things First (FTF) program model in five districts, all of which serve high proportions of minority and economically disadvantaged students. The impacts of FTF were measured using a comparative interrupted time-series design.
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High School
Low-Income Students
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