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Medler, Alex; Reddy, Vinayak – National Charter School Resource Center, 2018
Charter schools face high-stakes accountability. When charter schools fail to perform as expected, including as measured on state tests, authorizers are often expected to close them. While the details of charter school oversight are shaped by each state's charter school policy, federal law influences how states test children and evaluate all…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Policy
Weiss, Catherine; Kwon, Elias; Shapiro, Rachel A.; Vinett, Patrick J.; Knodel, Mary; Lieberman, Donna; Bodde, Katharine – New York Civil Liberties Union, 2018
This booklet seeks to clarify teenagers' rights under New York State and federal law to make their own medical decisions. It is designed as an aid to teenagers and the professionals -- social workers, counselors, teachers, and medical providers -- who work with young people. Frequently, professionals can encourage communication between young…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Adolescents, Federal Legislation, State Legislation
Shields, Christopher Bradford – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the relationship between the background of superintendents and their hiring of principals. This study explored whether six superintendents in Nassau County, NY hire principals based on what the research says makes a successful principal or based on their personal background and professional…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Personnel Selection, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
Czahor, Dianne Mary – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Applied and experiential learning strategies have been incorporated into allied health and nursing curricula for years, often in the form of clinical rotations and internships/externships. There appears to be, however, a lack of research regarding student satisfaction with these learning experiences, particularly in two-year, associate degree…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Allied Health Personnel, Student Satisfaction, Experiential Learning
Friedberg, Solomon; Barone, Diane; Belding, Juliana; Chen, Andrew; Dixon, Linda; Fennell, Francis; Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Howe, Roger; Shanahan, Tim – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
After the authors reviewed the "State of State Standards--and the Common Core--in 2010" they found that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were clearer and more rigorous than the English language arts (ELA) standards in 37 states and stronger than the math standards in 39 states. States were encouraged to adopt the CCSS. By 2013 the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Language Arts, Mathematics
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Starna, William A. – Social Studies, 2018
This essay is a critical analysis of elements of the Social Studies Toolkit and related materials developed by the New York State Education Department. It addresses misunderstandings of historical theory and method and the presentation of historical knowledge and information by department staff and affiliates, the consequences of which puts…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Social Studies, Guides, United States History
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Clabough, Jeremiah; Bickford, John H. – Social Studies, 2018
Over the last couple of years, White nationalist groups have been at the forefront of American political life, especially with the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. The historical roots of White nationalist movements run deep in the United States and are most closely associated with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In this article the authors explore…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Whites, Middle School Students, Nationalism
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Hood, Nina – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Online platforms that enable teachers to share knowledge and resources with other teachers are increasingly common mechanisms for supporting teachers' learning. Despite their growing presence, there remains limited understanding of how teachers engage with and utilise the resources and knowledge they gain online in their teaching practice. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Knowledge Level, Educational Resources
Balsamo, David – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A qualitative study was conducted to understand how building-level and world language department leaders characterize and respond to underperforming world language teachers, and how such leaders work together as a team to address this problem. Ten such leaders from Long Island, New York were interviewed as matched pairs and their responses were…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Standards, Second Language Learning
Medin, Elaine – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Adult education has been available so that immigrants can assimilate into American culture by acquiring the English language skills and vocational skills that they can use for employment. However adult education programmers encounter problems regarding student retention. Evening adult programs have had several problems. The Latino adult students…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Benchmarking, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Macaluso, Monica McMahon – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In this two-phased study, the researcher collected collective efficacy data from three Western New York schools where student achievement was improving and had been recognized as being in the top 35% of the region, where students living in poverty comprised more than 25% of the student body, and where the principal had been in place for at least…
Descriptors: School Administration, Middle Schools, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains
Tribuzzi, Jeanne M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The era of educational accountability and high-stakes testing has often caused schools to react by frequently changing reading curriculum, with the quest of increased student achievement and attainment of rigorous standards. While curriculum changes may appear to be well planned and purposeful toward the goal of school improvement, changes that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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DeAngelis, Erik J.; McIntosh, Scott; Ahmed, Catherine D.; Block, Robert C. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To determine individual and group patient ideas and priorities regarding ways to enhance their own health care while providing a supportive environment including a clinical lipidologist and other medical experts. The intent was to transform these ideas and priorities into hypotheses for future research while enhancing current health…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Promotion, Qualitative Research, Physician Patient Relationship
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Brown, Carmen Sherry – Higher Education Studies, 2018
To guide and support teacher candidates in developing the knowledge and skills they need in the classroom, teacher preparation programs must prepare students in acquiring the experience and expertise needed to demonstrate mastery of general knowledge in the specific subject or content area. In addition, teacher preparation programs must support…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty, Teacher Educators
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Dussling, Tess M. – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
While the research on effective early reading interventions for English language learners is expanding, the majority of the research focuses on students whose native language is Spanish. This study investigated the effects of a supplemental reading program that builds phoneme awareness skills and emphasizes explicit instruction in the alphabetic…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Instructional Effectiveness, Supplementary Education, Reading Instruction
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