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Children Now, 2019
The 2019-20 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the comprehensive roadmap at the state level to ensure that all children have the necessary supports to reach their full potential. California has an obligation to end systemic injustices that create barriers to kids of color, as well as kids living in poverty and undocumented kids, from growing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Poverty, Early Childhood Education
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Hart, Beth Ann – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: Sociologists of education have documented community college students' high postsecondary aspirations and low persistence and college completion rates. Recent research suggests that community colleges can improve student outcomes by developing structural reforms: streamlining curricula, expanding vocational programs, and…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, At Risk Students
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Vasquez, Marissa C.; Vang, Melissa; Garcia, Fernando; Harris, Frank – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A growing body of research focusing on male students of color has provided insights for educators to better understand the academic challenges that impact their success. However, minimal attention has centered on the essential needs that influence their daily experiences in college. This qualitative study explored the experiences of male students…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Mihram, Danielle; Fletcher, Curtis – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
"USC Digital Voltaire," a digital, multimodal critical edition of autograph letters, aims to combine the traditional scope of humanities inquiry with the affordances and methodologies of digital scholarship, and to support scholarly inquiry at all levels, beyond the disciplines associated with Voltaire and the Enlightenment. Digital…
Descriptors: Letters (Correspondence), Editing, Humanities, Electronic Libraries
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Barney, David C.; Leavitt, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2019
A physical education lesson usually consists of four parts (introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and closing game). The first part of the lesson, the introductory/warm-up activities, has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the lesson. It also provides an opportunity for students to get into instant activity upon…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Physical Educator, 2019
The elementary school years are a particularly crucial time for children to engage in quality physical education (PE). Increasing the proportion of elementary schools that require daily PE is a Healthy People 2020 objective. Concerns over deficiencies in the quantity and quality of PE in California, especially in elementary schools, have been…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Physical Education, Court Litigation, Elementary Schools
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Alcalay, Aditt; Ferguson, Julia L.; Cihon, Joseph H.; Torres, Norma; Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Rudrud, Eric H. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
The provision of reinforcement to increase desired behaviors is a crucial element of behavior analytic intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Formal preference assessments, like the multiple stimulus without replacement procedure (MSWO), are often used to determine reinforcers used during intervention. While…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
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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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White, Allie; LaBelle, Sara – Communication Education, 2019
Drawing on scholarship focused on the concept of emotional labor, this study investigates the communicative role of college instructors in managing their students' mental health. Interviews with instructors (N = 17) focused on their perceived communicative roles in their students' mental health management, the communicative techniques they use to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
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Overoye, Acacia L.; Storm, Benjamin C. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
The gestures that occur alongside speech provide listeners with cues that both improve and alter memory for speech. The present research investigated the interplay of gesture and speech by examining the influence of retrieval on memory for gesture. In three experiments, participants watched video clips of an actor speaking a series of statements…
Descriptors: Memory, Nonverbal Communication, Undergraduate Students, Speech Skills
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Starrett, Michael J.; Stokes, Jared D.; Huffman, Derek J.; Ferrer, Emilio; Ekstrom, Arne D. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
An important question regards how we use environmental boundaries to anchor spatial representations during navigation. Behavioral and neurophysiological models appear to provide conflicting predictions, and this question has been difficult to answer because of technical challenges with testing navigation in novel, large-scale, realistic spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Computer Simulation, Prediction, Structural Equation Models
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Portnoi, Laura M.; Kwong, Tiffany M. – Urban Education, 2019
Drawing upon standpoint theory and phenomenology, this study chronicles the lived experiences of 16 successful female first-generation students of color as they pursued K-12 schooling and accessed higher education. Findings indicate that a complex set of school, family, peer, and personal factors affected students' lived experiences in their urban…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Nava, Imelda; Park, Jaime; Dockterman, Danny; Kawasaki, Jarod; Schweig, Jon; Quartz, Karen Hunter; Martinez, Jose Felipe – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study assesses the reliability of two observation rubrics, one in math and the other in science, and documents how the rubric data were used to inform a teacher education program. Classroom observations are typically considered essential for assessing teaching practice, yet many popular observation frameworks, while comprehensive in aim, do…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Barba, Yolanda C.; Newcombe, Andrew; Ruiz, Rachel; Cordero, Natalya – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
The number of immigrant students enrolling in California schools is increasing and teaching them effectively requires adapted approaches to affirm their linguistic and cultural diversity. Educators feel underprepared to meet the complex needs of students who represent hundreds of languages and cultures. Many immigrant children are frequently also…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Consultation Programs, School Psychology, Psychological Services
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