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Bruck, Laura B.; Bruck, Aaron D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Recruitment and retention in the sciences is both difficult and crucial, especially in the community college setting. In this study, the resources used by General Chemistry I students at two different public, predominantly two-year colleges in two states were studied via surveys for a semester. Data were analyzed with respect to student attitudes…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Chemistry, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Seglem, Robyn; Garcia, Antero – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Reflecting on how "the very nature of language learning has changed"(New London Group [NLG], 1996, p. 64), this article describes an inquiry-driven teaching approach to middle school English. Looking at student outcomes utilizing Google's 20% approach, this study explored how mentorship, digital tools, and student interests provide…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Middle School Students, Inquiry, Active Learning
Matthews, Hannah; Ullrich, Rebecca; Cervantes, Wendy – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) conducted the first ever multi-state study of the effects of the current immigration climate on young children under age 8. In 2017, CLASP interviewed early care and education providers, community-based social service providers, and immigrant parents in six states. The findings, detailed in "Our…
Descriptors: Immigration, Public Policy, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
Cervantes, Wendy; Ullrich, Rebecca; Matthews, Hannah – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
This report documents how the current immigration context is affecting the nation's youngest children, under age eight, based on interviews and focus groups in 2017 with more than 150 early childhood educators and parents in six states--California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. This study was motivated by…
Descriptors: Immigration, Public Policy, Young Children, Focus Groups
Lacefield, Warren E.; Applegate, E. Brooks – Online Submission, 2018
Accountability seems forever engrained into the K-12 environment, as has been the expectation of delivering quality education to school aged children and adolescents. Yet, repeated failure of this expectation has focused the public's and policy maker's attention on the limitations of major accountability systems. This paper explores applications…
Descriptors: Public Education, Data, Visual Aids, Artificial Intelligence
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Teacher evaluations can be used by states and districts to support and develop an exceptional workforce. Accurate evaluations based on quality data can help differentiate teacher performance, inform feedback, improve professional development, provide opportunities for pay increases and advancement, and provide rationale for teacher dismissals. Yet…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Educational Trends
Education Commission of the States, 2018
The discretion provided to states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers new possibilities for policymakers to determine how best to allocate resources and support policies to provide students with a well-rounded education. As states begin to examine new strategies for improving student outcomes and developing the next generation of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Professional Development
Aragon, Stephanie – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Districts across the country are facing severe shortages of teachers--especially in certain subjects (math, science, special education, career and technical education, and bilingual education) and in specific schools (urban, rural, high-poverty, high-minority, and low-achieving). The severity of the teacher shortage problem varies significantly by…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, State Legislation
Houston, Derek A. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2018
This study examines the relationships between school funding and students' college preparation, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary degree attainment, adding to the literature on how money matters in education. The author addresses how past school funding levels among Illinois public high schools may have been associated with students'…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Educational Change
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Dodson, Richard – Educational Research Quarterly, 2018
This research examines how public school principals in seven U.S. states perceive the proficiency exam they must take and pass in order to evaluate their teachers. The test is centered on the states' primary teaching evaluation system, which is based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching. An online survey was developed and 832 out of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Principals, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluators
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Mondisa, Joi-Lynn; McComb, Sara A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Researchers have examined various outcomes of undergraduate minority mentoring programs. However, there is a significant gap in research about how program members with different demographic backgrounds may not have the same experiences or outcomes as other members despite being subject to the same program elements. To address these gaps, we…
Descriptors: Mentors, Individual Differences, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Davis, Diana – PRIMUS, 2018
We describe a case study of a problem-solving section, using the "Harkness" discussion method, of an honors multivariable calculus course. Students in the problem-solving section had equivalent outcomes on exams, reported higher ratings in self-assessments of skills, and took more math classes in the following year, compared with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Inquiry
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Mancilla-Martinez, Jeannette; Wallace Jacoby, Jennifer – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This longitudinal study investigated the Spanish vocabulary development of dual-language-learning (DLL) children (N = 150) from Spanish-speaking, low-income, predominantly immigrant homes who were enrolled in a state-funded preschool program that provided instruction in Spanish. Children's Spanish vocabulary trajectories were…
Descriptors: Spanish, Low Income, Vocabulary Development, Risk
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Weigert, Kathleen Maas; Schlichting, Kurt; Brandenberger, Jay – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2018
All Catholic colleges and universities share in the Catholic Church's rich history of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). This article explores two key research questions that focus on that grounding in today's world: First, how strongly is CST woven into the institutional fabric of those institutions; second, is that done implicitly or explicitly? We…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges
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Mahatanankoon, Pruthikrai; Hunter, William; El-Zanati, Saad – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Our nation's competitive edge is highly dependent on the success of STEM education and the ability of information technology (IT) graduates to find jobs. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University (ISU) is strategically positioned to offer S-STEM scholarships to talented, financially disadvantaged students in the IT…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Information Technology, STEM Education, Grants
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