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Vargas, Joel; Hooker, Sarah; Gerwin, Carol – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
With a postsecondary credential essential to finding a good job but the cost of college beyond the means of many families, a growing number of high schools are offering their students a powerful head start on higher education. About 1.3 million U.S. teens participate in dual enrollment, up from 680,000 when the century began. Critics worry that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary Education, Colleges, Higher Education
Rothman, Robert – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Launched in 2011 by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future, the Pathways to Prosperity initiative is helping states create seamless transitions from high school to college and the workforce. Inspired by youth development systems that have long been in place in other high-performing nations--such as Australia, Switzerland,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, Secondary Education, College Students
Domers, Ted – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
At most high schools, the goal is to prepare students to make the leap to a college environment. By contrast, Philadelphia's G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science has decided to create an environment that mirrors the culture and expectations of college so the transition to college won't seem like a leap at all. Three changes have been…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, College Readiness, Transitional Programs
Richardson, Joan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?", talks about race with "Kappan" editor-in-chief Joan Richardson. Tatum advises more conversations about race and racial identities as a way to bridge the divide between the races. Silence, she says, is not an effective strategy for…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Identification, Racial Relations, Consciousness Raising
Ngounou, Gislaine; Gutierrez, Nancy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
If education leaders aspire to confront and undo the severe racial inequities that exist in so many of our schools and school systems, then they will have to create opportunities for teachers and staff to engage in productive discussions about questions that many of them will be reluctant to consider Given how complex and how deeply felt are…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education, Civil Rights
Linton, Jayme N.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P.; Weber, Steven – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
School leaders pour time and energy into others all day, every day. To keep them energized and build their capacity to lead, principals need to connect with others and engage in conversation around effective practices. A new model of professional development known as Edcamp offers a place where school leaders can stay abreast of emerging practices…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, Communities of Practice, Peer Relationship
Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M.; Suárez-Orozco, Carola – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
With some 460 languages spoken across the land, the United States has a deep reservoir of linguistic diversity. But our nation's inconsistent language-learning policies and practices present a variety of obstacles for learning English. Understanding and then addressing student needs during the critical transition phase for newcomer students is an…
Descriptors: Immigration, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Student Needs
Berry, Barnett – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Teachers' learning is being tamped down by evaluators of their practice, administrators, and coaches who have never taught the new student standards. Most American teachers have little say when it comes to their professional development. The author nonetheless remains optimistic about the future of the teaching profession--largely on account of…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Faculty Development, Social Networks, Teacher Collaboration
Han, Young-chan; Love, Jennifer – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Immigrant parents are not all alike. They vary in language skills as well as their understanding of U.S. culture. All of this affects their ability, if not inclination, to become engaged in their children's education. Educators can assist families by understanding the stages of immigrant parent involvement, which identifies parents' needs, skills,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parents, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Ginsberg, Margery B. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The author reframes the concept of motivation through the observation of a student who is a recent immigrant and seems unmotivated because he is not doing well in his classes. Instead of a lack of motivation by the student, the author finds the system failing to engage the student by enacting four conditions of a motivational framework:…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Education, Migrant Children, Student Motivation
Thessin, Rebecca A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Empowering teachers to use data effectively as part of a process of instructional improvement calls for schools and districts to engage in systematic collection and analysis of evidence as part of an ongoing school improvement cycle. In research and practice, the author has identified four steps school leaders--supported by central office--must…
Descriptors: Evidence, Best Practices, Student Improvement, Educational Improvement
Naranjo, Melissa M.; Pang, Valerie Ooka; Alvarado, Jose Luis – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Many college-intending students find themselves dealing with the undermatch and summer melt phenomena. Undermatch refers to the situation where academically-successful high-school graduates choose not to go to any college or to go to a local community college not commensurate with their academic achievements. Summer melt describes how students may…
Descriptors: Immigrants, College Attendance, High School Graduates, College Applicants
Finkelstein, Carla – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The author outlines steps for professional development via coaching and emphasizes the role of building and maintaining trust between coach and teacher. Four guideposts must be followed in coaching: Let the teacher drive the PD; adopt a curious, problem-solving stance; walk the walk; and communicate clearly and transparently. The article is…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
Clement, Mary C. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
If what is known about the work of teachers is overlaid across the information from the literature about the millennial generation, what comparisons can be made? What may be different with regard to providing millennial teachers the support and motivation they need for their work? How might employers tap in to that knowledge base in hiring,…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Riley, Benjamin – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Deans for Impact, a nonprofit organization composed of leaders of educator-preparation programs throughout the U.S., believes cognitive science is an important part of an evidence-based core of knowledge that preservice teachers should possess. Member deans believe that cognitive science holds promise for improving learning and promoting the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Cognitive Science, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles
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