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National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2015
This document provides a list of recommended existing resources for state Part C and Part B 619 staff and technical assistance (TA) providers to utilize to support evaluation planning for program improvement efforts (including the State Systemic Improvement Plan, SSIP). There are many resources available related to evaluation and evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Planning, Technical Assistance
Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth; Velez, Melissa; Caven, Meghan; de la Cruz, Rodolfo; Donoghue, Nathaniel; Kliorys, Kristina; Linkow, Tamara; Luck, Rachel; Sahni, Sarah; Woodford, Michelle – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative was established in 2005 with planning grants that allowed a limited number of schools to explore a redesign of their respective schedules and add time to their day or year. Participating schools are required to expand learning time by at least 300 hours per academic year to improve student…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Program Implementation, School Schedules
Caven, Meghan; Checkoway, Amy; Fisman, Lianne; Gamse, Beth; Fountain, Alyssa Rulf – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative was launched in 2005, and it provides grants to selected schools across multiple districts to increase instructional time by at least 300 hours per academic year. Participating schools receive an additional $1,300 per student to lengthen the day and/or year. Schools are expected to use the…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Extended School Day, Extended School Year
Checkoway, Amy; Gamse, Beth; Velez, Melissa; Caven, Meghan; de la Cruz, Rodolfo; Donoghue, Nathaniel; Kliorys, Kristina; Linkow, Tamara; Luck, Rachel; Sahni, Sarah; Woodford, Michelle – Abt Associates, 2012
The Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative was established in 2005 with planning grants that allowed a limited number of schools to explore a redesign of their respective schedules and add time to their day or year. Participating schools are required to expand learning time by at least 300 hours per academic year to improve student…
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Extended School Day, School Schedules, Enrichment Activities
Nath, Janice, Ed.; Guadarrama, Irma N., Ed.; Ramsey, John, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Investigating University-School Partnerships: A Volume in Professional Development School Research, the fourth book in the PDS Research Series developed by the same editors, includes a collection of organized papers that represent the best and latest examples of practitioner thinking, research, and program design and evaluation in the field at the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Urban Teaching, Professional Development Schools, Mentors
Metz, Steve, Ed. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2011
The concept of energy is central to all the science disciplines, seamlessly connecting science, technology, and mathematics. For high school and upper middle school teachers, this compendium comprises inquiry-based activities, lesson plans, and case studies designed to help teach increased awareness of energy, environmental concepts, and the…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Grade 9
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Weiler, Robert M., Ed. – Health Education Monograph Series, 1998
This 15th anniversary collection of student articles offers papers by 10 student authors: "The Sexual Impact of Hysterectomy: Intervention Implications for Health Education" (Kandice Johnson); "Barriers to Physicians Providing Health Education in Primary Care Settings" (Susan E. Kearney); "The School Health Education Study: A Chronology" (Adrian…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Health Education, Higher Education
Henriksen, Missy – American School & University, 2012
Bed bugs are a growing problem, not only in homes and hotels, but also in schools and colleges. Facility administrators and staff need to understand the bed bug resurgence and develop best practices to deal with an infestation. In this article, the author offers tips for preventing and treating bed bugs in school and university settings.
Descriptors: Best Practices, School Maintenance, Entomology, Schools
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Macartney, Bernadette; Morton, Missy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This paper presents narratives from two parents about the exclusion of their disabled children within early childhood and primary school settings. Interpretations of particular "kinds of participation" that appear to be accepted as inclusive are explored. We argue that these interpretations have disabling effects on the children's…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
Stephens, Missy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, created a prekindergarten program for at-risk children by bringing together the entire community. With donations and volunteer help, the city managed to fund 19 classrooms serving 275 children.
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, At Risk Students
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McNatt, Missy – Social Education, 2009
On March 3, 1963, nine-year-old Jack Chase of Torrance, California, wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy. In his single-page note, featured in this article, Jack described his plans for staying physically fit. He said he would walk to school, the store, and the library "because I know a strong boy makes a strong man and a strong man makes a…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Presidents, Child Health, Child Development
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Morton, Missy – Disability & Society, 2009
In this paper I report a qualitative study of a series of court decisions concerning the meanings of science and the gold standard of special education research. I describe two sets of court proceedings and subsequent decisions that considered the admissibility of statements purportedly given by disabled children using a strategy known as…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Court Litigation, Communication Strategies, Hearings
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McNatt, Missy – Social Education, 2009
One subject on which students are rarely shy to express an opinion is school lunches, which the author turns into a teachable moment for U.S. history classes. Historically, school lunches have played an important role in providing nutrition for low-income students. On February 7, 1946, in response to an urgent bulletin sent to all Florida school…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income Groups
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Harvey, Missy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
Science librarians, as well as other librarians, have seen ample new technologies come and go over the years. Librarians experiment and try to find ways to employ the new tools in our libraries. A driving force in our decision making about what tools to use should always be our patrons and whether the tools can help us do a better job of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Librarians, Internet, Social Networks
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Teatero, Missy L.; Netley, Charles – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extreme male brain (EMB) theory of ASD suggests that fetal testosterone (FT) exposure may underlie sex differences in autistic traits. A link between the organizational effects of FT on the brain and ASD is often drawn based on research using digit ratio…
Descriptors: Brain, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Males
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