ERIC Number: ED523293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Best Practices from High-Performing High Schools: How Successful Schools Help Students Stay in School and Thrive
Wilcox, Kristen C.; Angelis, Janet I.
Teachers College Press
In their second collaboration, Wilcox and Angelis tell the stories of high school educators who embody best practices in their day-to-day activities--practices that consistently lead to higher student academic achievement across the core subjects for "all" students. This book shares results of a multi-case study of how some high schools consistently deliver better student performance, including improved four-year graduation rates. These schools have learned how to successfully adapt to the climate of increased (and increasing) accountability. "Best Practices from High-Performing High Schools" is for anyone who strives to ensure that all teens graduate from high school and are ready to succeed in college, in their careers, and in life. Book features include: (1) Models that teachers and administrators can use to improve their school and their own practice; (2) Depictions of how educators in higher-performing schools strategically target resources and focus their energies on areas of greatest need; and (3) A framework of best practices from schools serving large numbers of children from low-income and/or immigrant families.
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Immigrants, Best Practices, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Case Studies, College Readiness, Models, Educational Strategies, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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