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Headlam, Camielle – MDRC, 2018
In 2014, as part of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration, Lorain County Community College launched Students Accelerating in Learning (SAIL), a comprehensive student success program that is substantially improving persistence and graduation rates among low-income students. Given the program's results, Lorain has…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Acceleration (Education), Community Colleges, College Programs
Pennell, Robin L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Families who care for a child with congenital dual sensory loss (DSL) have unique challenges. Children with congenital DSL often present at birth with life threatening medical issues and limited access to the sights and sounds of their environment. Parents raising a child with DSL must learn how to communicate with their child, take care of his or…
Descriptors: Children, Congenital Impairments, Perceptual Impairments, Communication Skills
Poiner, Jessica – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
In the realm of education, much attention is paid to making sure that all students reach a minimum level of achievement. Raising the performance of those who struggle academically is a worthy and necessary goal. But in order to provide all students with an excellent education, attention must also be paid to the students on the other end of the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, High Achievement, Educational Policy, State Policy
Millard, Lyman – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
In Ohio today, approximately 250,000 students--rich and poor alike--are formally identified as gifted. Yet all too often, they sit in "grade-level" classrooms, bored with material they already know and held back by a system that too rarely challenges them. In this paper, Lyman Millard of the Bloomwell Group profiles Menlo Park Academy, a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Academically Gifted, Student Needs
Belcher, Ellen – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
This report profiles Sciotoville Elementary Academy (SEA), a unique Ohio charter school that draws kids and families from Appalachian Ohio. SEA is one of the few charters located outside of the state's urban communities. This school's accomplishments illustrate what's possible within charter schooling for educators, families, and an entire…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary Schools, Charter Schools, School Community Relationship
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Macías, Luis Fernando – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2018
College-bound recipients of DACA--a 2012 US administrative policy officially titled Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals--face a series of administrative and financial barriers in pursuing postsecondary education. These barriers often include a complicated process for in-state tuition consideration, as well as exclusion from…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Higher Education
MDRC, 2018
Low-income students in college face many challenges, including the cost of postsecondary education and competing demands on their time from work or family obligations. They may not be prepared for college academically. They may also lack the skills and experiences other students rely on to help them navigate college, or the social support that can…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Graduation Rate
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Abell, Timothy N.; Bretz, Stacey Lowery – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
This study investigates how students account for a macroscopic temperature change during the dissolution of ionic salts through particulate level explanations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with general chemistry, physical chemistry, and biophysical chemistry students. During the interviews, students conducted hands-on tasks that…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Chemistry, Hands on Science, College Freshmen
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Feucht, Florian C.; Holmgren, Chelsea R. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2018
Introduction: The authors of this study evaluated the necessary features of tactile maps to provide independent, efficient, and safe travel across a university campus; and a process for developing tactile maps based on user needs and preferences. Methods: Participants who have low vision provided input, through interviews and field tests,…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Tactual Perception, Media Adaptation
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Heckler, Andrew F.; Bogdan, Abigail M. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
A critical component of scientific reasoning is the consideration of alternative explanations. Recognizing that decades of cognitive psychology research have demonstrated that relative cognitive accessibility, or "what comes to mind," strongly affects how people reason in a given context, we articulate a simple "cognitive…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills, Physics
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Bintz, William P.; Monobe, Gumiko – Middle School Journal, 2018
This article describes results from a research project in which graduate education students from multiple content areas used an instructional strategy, centered on poetry, to integrate reading and writing across the curriculum. It discusses the importance of integrated curriculum and highlights the metaphorical tug-of-war between interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Poetry, Writing Across the Curriculum
Jackson, Linda Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2018
College graduation rates have been on the academic and political agenda. The United States graduation rate is 59%, however, 68% of nontraditional students do not graduate with baccalaureate degrees within the time frame of six years. Scholars are attributing the decreasing graduation rates to barriers encountered by nontraditional undergraduate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Case Studies
Banks, Laurie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study explores the outcomes of policy implementation from the perspective of the policy makers and the educators who are charged with implementation, specifically examining the decision-making process for district leaders during implementation. The study identifies the outcomes from the perspective of the policy-maker utilizing accountability…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Educational Policy, Reading, Decision Making
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Laverick, Erin Knoche – Journal of International Students, 2018
Learning Communities (LCs) and First-Year Seminars (FYS) are common support systems for college students. This article explores the use of such systems with undergraduate international students in their first semester of study as a means to help them better acclimate to campus life and rigorous classroom expectations.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, First Year Seminars, College Students, Undergraduate Students
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