ERIC Number: ED538408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: 36
Proven Strategies for Personalizing America's High Schools
McBrady, Shannon; Williamson, Ronald
Education Partnerships, Inc.
America's high schools face the challenge of improving student learning in an ever-changing global world (Marx, 2006). Fueling the need for reform is the urgency of graduating more highly skilled citizens and the demands from federal and state government. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and state legislation make today's high schools more accountable for student success than ever before (Ryan, 2004). Some students are not successful in the traditional high school environment and need extra support (Lee & Burkam, 2003). Many high schools have responded to this need by implementing a variety of interventions for these students. This article will discuss those interventions and two that have a proven connection to improved graduation rates--looping and transition programs to adult life.
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Transitional Programs, High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, State Government, Federal Government, Educational Change, Accountability, Looping (Teachers), Intervention
Education Partnerships, Inc. Web site: http://www.educationpartnerships.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001