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Entrepreneurship, Federalism, and Chicago: Setting the Computer Science Agenda at the Local and National Levels

This AERA paper provides a preliminary report on how local and national policy entrepreneurs created an environment that was favorable to the landmark decision by the Chicago Public Schools to enact a computer science graduation requirement.
Jun 2020

Research Methods for Reaching Urban Students from Groups Underrepresented in STEM Disciplines

This book chapter charts lessons learned from the CAFÉCS partnership and recommends strategies for conducting research in urban settings.
Sep 2019

An Examination of Factors Correlating with Course Failure in a High School Computer Science Course

This paper examines the importance of professional development and teacher experience in supporting student success in the Exploring Computer Science curriculum.
Aug 2018

Equal Outcomes 4 All: A Study of Student Learning in ECS

This study investigated patterns in the development of computational thinking practices in the context of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) program, a high school introductory CS course and professional development program.
Feb 2018