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Cashman, Timothy G.; McDermott, Benjamin R. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2013
A recently constructed border wall stands within walking distance of Border High School (BHS) and was created to impede the flow of people, goods, fauna, and contraband from Mexico into the United States (U.S.). The reality, however, is that this geopolitical border is fluid, allowing connections between sociopolitical zones. The researchers…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Public Policy, Social Studies, High Schools
Empirical Education Inc., 2013
"IXL Learning" contracted with Empirical Education to study the effectiveness of "IXL Math" in Beaverton School District. During the 2011-2012 year, "IXL Math," an interactive, cloud-based practice environment, was used to supplement instruction in two elementary/middle schools. This study focused on 4th and 5th grade…
Descriptors: School Districts, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Junge, Melissa; Krvaric, Sheara – Mass Insight Education, 2013
Each year, the federal government provides billions of dollars to support low-income schools through the federal Title I program. Most of this money goes to Title I schools operating schoolwide programs. Schoolwide schools have authority under federal law to use Title I funds--and in some cases, other federal funds--flexibly to upgrade their…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Low Income, Educational Legislation
McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Maryland received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their turnaround efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) G. James Gholson Middle School; and (2) Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School. The experiences of…
Descriptors: Grants, School Turnaround, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
Scott, Caitlin; McMurrer, Jennifer; McIntosh, Shelby – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Idaho received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Jefferson Middle School; and (2) Lakeside Elementary School. The experiences of this non-recipient school is…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Elementary Schools
Scott, Caitlin; Dibner, Kenne – Center on Education Policy, 2012
Two schools in Michigan received ARRA SIG (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act School Improvement Grants) funds to enable them to implement their improvement efforts. This paper describes the outcomes of these two ARRA SIG recipient schools: (1) Phoenix Elementary-Middle School; and (2) Arthur Hill High School. The experiences of these…
Descriptors: Grants, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Case Studies
Castillo, Melissa J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore and report on the impact of coaching as an embedded part of professional development has on teacher learning and practice in the context of educating English Language Learners (ELLs). A close examination was made of what teachers, coaches and principals believe to be effective professional development and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Coaching (Performance)
Project Tomorrow, 2012
Each year, Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, facilitates the Speak Up National Research Project and, as part of this initiative, tracks the growing student, educator and parent interest in digital learning, and how the nation's schools and districts are addressing that interest with innovative ways to use technology in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Project Tomorrow, 2012
For the past nine years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around how technology tools and services can transform education and to provide a context to help educators, parents, and policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. In last year's report, "The New 3E's of…
Descriptors: Internet, Stakeholders, Learner Controlled Instruction, Computer Use
Duffey, Delia, R.; Fox, Christine – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities. This year's report includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leadership, Grants, Communities of Practice
US Department of Education, 2012
This guidance is written to assist State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools in understanding and implementing preschool programs supported with funds under Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). Although each SEA may consider this guidance in the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Guidance, Preschool Children, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cooper, Bruce S.; McSween, Rose Byron; Murphy, Peter – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
The separation between Church and State, private and public education, is blurring, and coming together, as the government gives families vouchers to attend private and religious schools. Religious groups are starting and supporting their own charter schools, and local jurisdictions (cities and counties) are providing free transportation and food…
Descriptors: Public Education, Private Education, State Church Separation, Private Schools
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Isernhagen, Jody C. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
As a nation we need to identify a set of practical tools to help schools meet the needs of diverse learners. Schools must improve learning for all students, including children living in poverty, students learning English for the first time, students with special needs, students that are mobile, and students with diverse backgrounds. It is critical…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Needs Students, Educational Change, English Language Learners
Herbert, Marion – District Administration, 2012
One in four students under the age of six comes from an immigrant family in which at least one parent does not speak English. Traditionally, states such as Nevada, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas have served the vast majority of English language learner (ELL) students, although the surging growth of this demographic--now 5.5 million…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Immigrants, School Readiness, English (Second Language)
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Harding, Heather R.; Harrison-Jones, Lois; Rebach, Howard M. – Journal of Negro Education, 2012
The authors of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" anticipated that a majority of school districts or schools would not be able to attain state and national achievement standards without assistance. Consequently, the Act created a major tenet known as Supplemental Educational Services (SES) programs to improve the learning outcomes of…
Descriptors: Research Design, Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
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