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Hawley, Patricia H.; Sinatra, Gale M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
America's rank among the lowest of developed countries in evolution acceptance rates is due, at least in part, to religious and political opposition. The negative correlations among religiosity, political ideology, and evolution acceptance in the United States have been documented repeatedly, and comfort with evolution varies by region with…
Descriptors: Evolution, Christianity, Religious Factors, Political Issues
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Fazal, Minaz; Bryant, Melanie – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Blended learning models can help teachers leverage the power of technology to customize student learning and differentiate instruction for students at varying achievement levels. Research on the effectiveness of blended learning in K-12 education has largely relied on case studies, and findings suggest differences in achievement outcomes based on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
For the 2017 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Annual Conference and Expo, the AAFCS Council for Accreditation invited six institutions to submit a proposal for a student/faculty poster for exhibit during the conference. This proposal was to highlight the teaching/learning connection focused on the Family and Consumer…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Conferences (Gatherings), Teaching Methods
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Alvear, Sandra A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
The current study analyzes the relationship between elementary school reading achievement and participation in the following language acquisition programs--transitional bilingual, developmental, two-way bilingual immersion, and English immersion. With a focus on the achievement of Spanish-dominant English learners, the study uses multilevel models…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Bilingual Education, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Fuller, Edward; Hollingworth, Liz; An, Brian P. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: There is growing recognition of the importance of educator diversity. The purpose of this paper is to examine the production, placement and employment of school leaders as assistant principals, principals and school leaders in Texas by the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender over 23 years. Design/methodology/approach: This is a…
Descriptors: Principals, Assistant Principals, Administrators, Job Placement
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Bippert, Kelli – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
In an effort to provide intervention for struggling adolescent readers, schools are turning increasingly toward computer-assisted reading intervention programs. This case study analyzes the perceptions, and contradictions, that exist between students, teachers, and administrators of the intervention tools used at one urban middle school. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Middle School Students, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Adams, Lavonne M.; Canclini, Sharon; Tillman, Kelle – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: To describe activation of a Point of dispensing (POD) in response to an influenza outbreak, highlighting the use of a student-led model. Participants: Faculty, staff, and students of Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Texas Christian University (TCU), as well as those located in its primary building. Methods: In response to…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Communicable Diseases, College Students, College Faculty
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Schudde, Lauren; Keisler, Katherine – AERA Open, 2019
More than half of community college students fail to meet college-readiness standards in math. Developmental education (dev-ed) aims to help students acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed in college-level math but is plagued with low rates of advancement. We examined the impact of a model that accelerates developmental math coursework so…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Acceleration (Education)
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Lecocke, Michael; Shaw, Jason; Martines, Ian; Wolff, Necia; Cano, Paulina; Tobares, Vanessa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2019
The St. Mary's University Jump Start summer bridge program for precalculus was implemented for the first time in August 2014 and completed its third iteration in August 2016. This 12-day summer bridge program occurred immediately before the beginning of the fall semester. The primary intent of this program was to effectively provide prerequisite…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Transitional Programs, Summer Programs, Majors (Students)
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Bell, Elizabeth; Monroy, Carlos – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Accountability policies assume that educators will use student data to improve student learning, but data use in practice has turned out to be harder than theorized. The purpose of this article was to examine how science teachers in Grades 5 to 8 used data in their classrooms. Utilizing sensemaking theory, we found that teachers decided how to use…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Information Utilization, Data
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Ayadi, O. Felix; Woldie, Mammo; Allagoa-Warren, Anthonia – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
The authors set out to determine the brain dominance characteristics of students enrolled in business statistics courses in a historically Black university in a major southeastern Texas city. Thereafter, the authors investigated the relationship between a student's brain hemispheric preference and academic performance in college courses, which…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Problem Solving, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Scales, Roya Q.; Tracy, Kelly N.; Myers, Joy; Smetana, Linda; Grisham, Dana L.; Ikpeze, Chinwe; Yoder, Karen Kreider; Sanders, Jenn – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2019
In response to the dearth of research on K to 6 teacher preparation for teaching writing, we investigated writing methods course instructors' course assignments. Participants' courses met the following criteria: (a) Courses taken by undergraduate elementary teacher candidates; (b) Writing methods courses; (c) Use of exemplary writing instructional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Assignments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Education
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Hodges, Jaret; Tay, Juliana; Lee, Hyeseong; Pereira, Nielsen – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The Great Recession is an economic crisis which has had repercussions through different facets of U.S. society. Texas, despite overall economic health, enacted severe cuts to education as a result of the Great Recession. A potential consequence of these austerity measures is the identification of Black, Latinx, and Native American students for…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students
Pompelia, Sarah; Macdonald, Heidi – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Change swept throughout the country with the 2018 elections, bringing 20 new governors into office. Whether returning or starting their first term, governors are taking the opportunity in their State of the State addresses to highlight achievements and outline plans for the future. Every governor who has given an address has mentioned an…
Descriptors: State Officials, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development, Teacher Effectiveness
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