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IESP Policy Brief: Can Formal-Informal Collaborations Improve Science Literacy in Urban Middle Schools? The impact of Urban Advantage

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The Institute for Education and Social Policy drew on a rich longitudinal database in this study of the Urban Advantage (UA) program, a collaboration between the AMNH, other New York City informal science institutions, and the NYC Department of Education. Key findings were that students at UA schools outperform students at non-UA schools on state science tests, and that this difference increases over time.

 
 
 
 
 

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