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Mokher, Christine G.; Jacobson, Lou – Grantee Submission, 2019
This paper explores challenges in starting, developing, and incorporating partnerships between secondary and postsecondary education sectors. Site visits data from high schools, districts, and colleges across six Florida counties is used to identify the types of challenges educators faced in various phases of partnerships. We provide empirical…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, State Policy
Wixom, Micah Ann – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Open enrollment is a form of school choice allowing students to select and transfer to a school of their choice, rather than attending a school based on where they live. Students may be allowed to transfer to another school within their resident school district (intradistrict) or to a school in another district (interdistrict). Some state leaders…
Descriptors: Open Enrollment, School Choice, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students
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Egalite, Anna J. – Educational Studies, 2019
In the United States, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) specifies that students with disabilities should be educated in the "least restrictive environment," yet little is known about how successfully schools have been able to apply appropriate supports, practices and resources so that all students benefit…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Special Needs Students, Student Needs, Educational Needs
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha; Durán, Lillian; Brunner, Stephanie; Palma, Jose; Kohlmeier, Theresa; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Spanish speakers in the United States are a steadily increasing population, up by 233% since 1980. Given the growing population of dual language learners (DLLs) and the large numbers of Spanish-speaking children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, addressing the educational needs of preschool-aged DLLs has become a national imperative.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, English, Bilingual Students
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Burke, Shanna L.; Wagner, Eric; Marolda, Heather; Quintana, Jordan E.; Maddux, Marlaina – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
In Florida, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities provides waivers for adults with the following types of disabilities: intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. This review examined the peer-reviewed literature to indicate and assess the common needs for…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges aren't quite as high on the list of hackers and scammers as institutions like banks, hospitals and four-year research universities, yet the institutional and personal data stored on their servers and in the online cloud can be valuable, so they need to lock down their data like any other entity. This requires a combination of…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Campuses, Community Colleges
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Geer, Elyssa A.; Quinn, Jamie M.; Ganley, Colleen M. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated a link between spatial and math skills. However, little research has examined this relation longitudinally. The present study examines the development of and reciprocal relations between spatial and math skills in elementary school students. We administered two spatial tasks and a math task to 312 first- through…
Descriptors: Correlation, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Ziegler, Amanda – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
This case study evaluates the process of developing modules for inclusion in a learning management system that are informed by the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education (2015). A replicable, transparent process was used to match more task-oriented topics suggested by librarians and…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods, Information Storage, Integrated Learning Systems
Page, Melissa; Stevenson, Olivia; Saylor, Judy – Grantee Submission, 2019
"UNISON" was an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education to Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a state-wide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, private-public partnership in Florida. UNISON provided a whole school mentoring approach and focused on developing students'…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Mentors
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White, Holly A.; Highfill, Lauren E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
The present study piloted a cognitive exercise program in a college classroom to enhance learning of lecture material. Undergraduate students enrolled in introductory psychology (N = 68) completed variations of letter-number cancelation tasks with spoken instructions in 5-min sessions prior to lecture during four nonconsecutive class periods.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Lecture Method, Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions
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Johns, Rebecca A.; Pontes, Rachelle – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2019
Adult environment literacy in the USA remains disturbingly low, despite the urgency of environmental problems. In the face of federal attack on many of the gains made in the last half a century to protect and sustain natural resources and human health, increasing understanding of complex ecological processes and the human role in environmental…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Parks, Ecology
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Innovative Higher Education, 2019
This study is part of a line of research that focuses on intentional, large-scale, and effective change in complex, dynamical, organizational systems. This research utilizes the behavior analytic perspective of organizational behavior management and connects multiple levels of analysis ranging from individual learning to cultural evolution. This…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Public Colleges, Research Universities
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Berman, Rochel Udovitch – Religious Education, 2019
"The Final Journey: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage" is a trailblazing curriculum developed to teach Jewish death rituals to high school seniors. For the students, it served as a transformative experience. They emerged more reflective, more spiritual, and with a greater sense of the importance of community involvement. The article…
Descriptors: Judaism, Curriculum Development, Religious Education, Death
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Mokher, Christine G.; Barnett, Elisabeth; Leeds, Daniel M.; Harris, Julie C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is nationwide concern about the number of high-school students who graduate unprepared to take college-level courses and students' lack of awareness of their college readiness. According to the Center for Community College Student Engagement (2016), 86 percent of community college students thought they were prepared academically for college,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Change, State Policy, High School Students
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