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Ciecierski, Lisa M.; Bintz, William P. – Middle School Journal, 2018
This article shares aspects to consider when designing and implementing content area instruction through the study of people. It begins with a description of an inquiry that investigated students' learning with the use of authentic literature and meaningful writing in social studies, and then extends to a discussion of how to apply these same…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Educational Principles
Education Commission of the States, 2018
Business leaders in Pennsylvania cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM Education programs can help turn the tide. Pennsylvania students have made some gains…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Demand Occupations, Mathematics Achievement
Rauch, Sharon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to a) understand the role of campus counselors who serve as both academic advisors and mental health professionals in a counseling center that intentionally combines advising and counseling and b) how combining counseling and advising affects academic success of students with mental health issues.…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Achievement, Mental Health, Phenomenology
Miles, Keith, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Between 2011 and 2015, K-12 education experienced an infusion of funds by the U.S. Department of Education going directly to school districts that implemented reforms in key areas to address truancy, dropout and achievement in our nation's most severely underperforming schools. There is limited research studying truancy reduction, relationship…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, High Schools, School Turnaround
Nese, Joseph F. T.; Stevens, Joseph J.; Schulte, Ann C.; Tindal, Gerald; Yel, Nedim; Anderson, Daniel; Matta, Tyler; Elliott, Stephen N. – National Center on Assessment and Accountability for Special Education, 2018
This technical report is one of a series of four technical reports that describe the results of a study comparing eight alternative models for estimating school academic achievement using data from the Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania accountability systems. The purpose of these reports was to evaluate a broad range of models…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Models, Computation, Comparative Analysis
Nicholson, Stephanie Paige – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how nature-inspired art education might foster a sense of connectedness and collaboration in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (hereinafter knows as ASD) in a day program. While many studies have uncovered such beneficial art education for children with ASD, there has been little research attempted…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Art Education
Mazur, Christine Terese – Online Submission, 2018
"Effects of a Targeted Art Program on Social Emotional Learning in Students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders" will address the topics of Social Emotional Learning and Emotional Behavioral Disorder, as well as various structures for targeted arts programming. Using a qualitative research approach, the effects of one specific targeted…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Social Development, Emotional Development
Aspen Institute, 2018
Ideal for faculty and administrators looking to blend business education and the liberal arts, this toolkit combines exemplary syllabi from 26 leading institutions with step-by-step strategies to advocate successfully for curricular innovation. Conceived with comprehensiveness in mind, these resources cover both inspiration and implementation for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Humanities, Liberal Arts
DiLella, Anthony R., IV – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative non-experimental correlational study was to investigate how professional development, specifically the PIL professional development initiative, influenced principals' and assistant principals' self-perceived leadership behaviors. A purposive sampling of public school principals and assistant principals located in…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Correlation, Faculty Development
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Pollard, Kelvin; Jacobsen, Linda A. – Appalachian Regional Commission, 2018
This study examines state- and county-level data for the Appalachian Region. The 11 chapters focus on: (1) Population Basics; (2) Age; (3) Race and Hispanic Origin; (4) Housing Occupancy, Tenure, and Type; (5) Education; (6) Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment, and Commuting Patterns; (7) Income and Poverty; (8) Health Insurance Coverage (9)…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Population Distribution, Population Trends, Age Differences
Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian; Boynton, Melissa; Lopez, Andrea G. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
A rapidly growing number of higher education institutions nationwide are implementing advising technologies--including education planning, counseling and coaching, and risk targeting technologies--to help students plan their academic paths and stay on track to graduation. Research suggests that these technologies may improve support for students…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Technology Uses in Education, Outreach Programs, Higher Education
Stephenie, Johnson – Center for American Progress, 2018
The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) provided states with newfound flexibility on accountability measures and school improvement strategies. Many policy experts have analyzed states' ESSA plans, which explain how states use their federal funds under various provisions of the new law, as well as the approaches states take to identify and rate…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability
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Niederer, Kyle A.; Fodor, Matthew D.; Catino, Arthur J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Torsional effects influence kinetic selectivity in a wide range of organic transformations. As such, textbooks commonly use Newman projections to illustrate the torsional effects that arise in their transition states. Unfortunately, these representations fall short when the reaction occurs "within a ring." In many cases, the torsional…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Visualization, College Science
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Proctor, Julia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
There is a great deal of literature exploring the subscription and purchase models available for streaming video. However, explorations into the use of streaming video and how it compares to that of DVDs have not been done. The author identified a sample set of films at Penn State University Libraries owned in DVD format and available on the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Academic Libraries, Films, Library Services
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