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Cabral, Nicole; Gordon, Madison; Leighninger, Matt – Public Agenda, 2018
There is a growing concern about discrimination and hate crimes taking place across the country. While incidents of bias can occur anywhere, it is especially troubling when it happens in our schools. Discussing race and discrimination can be difficult for the most seasoned of professionals, however, that discomfort should not prevent important…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Crime, Incidence
Pierce, Jennifer; Jackson, Dia – Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research, 2017
P.S. 52 Sheepshead Bay School in Brooklyn, New York, serves more than 850 students from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. After scores on the 2014 New York State English language arts assessment were unsatisfactory, first-year principal Rafael Alvarez searched for a way to improve academic outcomes for his…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Elementary School Students, Public Schools, Program Effectiveness
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2016
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy
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Social Education, 2014
The introduction of standards-based instruction ushered in a movement to clearly articulate the academic outcomes for students across the curriculum. State departments of education and local school districts across the nation have invested tremendous resources to define what students "need to know and be able to do" in English Language…
Descriptors: Social Studies, State Standards, Standard Setting, Position Papers
Cook, Heather D., Ed.; Kohl , Harold W., III, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2013
Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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Dikkers, Amy Garrett – Childhood Education, 2013
Recent research on parental involvement has explored connections between parental involvement in school and children's academic achievement. While many schools have active parent organizations and a base of parents who offer additional support, others struggle to make connections with their parents or community members. Even in places with active…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Family School Relationship, Disproportionate Representation
British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2013
This resource conveys policies, procedures, and guidelines that support the delivery of special education services in British Columbia's (Canada) public schools. It was originally published in 1995 (ED414703), following an extensive provincial Special Education Review (1993-94). The purpose of this manual is to provide a single point of reference…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Special Education, Educational Policy, Guides
Armstrong, Dale; Laird, Alice; Mulgrew, Anne – Alberta Education, 2008
The purpose of this Handbook is to assist educators in understanding grade level of achievement (GLA), the role it plays in communicating student learning, and how to effectively implement the reporting of grade level of achievement for students enrolled in grades one through nine to Alberta Education as an adjunct to the on-going reporting to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Vignettes, Guidelines
Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai; Bloom, Dara; McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
This guidebook has been developed to support and coordinate efforts across Pennsylvania to increase the connections between farms and schools. It is written for schools and school districts--and especially for food service directors, teachers, administrators, school nurses, and school health and wellness committees. It is also written for farmers…
Descriptors: Food Service, Guides, School Community Relationship, Agricultural Occupations
Imm, Pamela; Chinman, Matthew; Wandersman, Abraham; Rosenbloom, David; Guckenburg, Sarah; Leis, Roberta – RAND Corporation, 2007
Underage drinking is a significant problem in the United States: Alcohol is the primary contributor to the leading causes of death among adolescents. As a result, communitywide strategies to prevent underage drinking are more important than ever. Such strategies depend on the involvement and education of adolescents, parents, law enforcement …
Descriptors: Health Services, Educational Strategies, Educational Planning, Adolescents
US Department of Education, 2007
Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance--grants, loans and work-study programs--for education beyond high school. The programs administered comprise the nation's largest source of student aid: during the 2007-08 school year alone, approximately $83 billion in new aid was…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Grantsmanship, Educational Finance
Sherman, Rachel H.; Deich, Sharon G.; Langford, Barbara Hanson – Finance Project, 2007
This publication is part of a series of tools and resources on financing and sustaining youth programming. These tools and resources are intended to assist policy makers, program developers and community leaders in developing innovative strategies for implementing, financing and sustaining effective programs and policies. This brief highlights six…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Financial Support, Program Budgeting, Resource Allocation
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
As a community-based organization, community leader or activist, individuals are in a unique position to take the lead in raising awareness about resource conservation, good solid waste management, and safeguarding the environment for future generations. This paper is designed to help individuals plan and execute community events that promote the…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Wastes, Sanitation, Conservation (Environment)
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Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne – Prevention Researcher, 2007
Weight-related problems, including eating disorders, disordered eating, and obesity, are prevalent among adolescents. School and community-based educators and health care providers have an important role to play in the prevention of weight-related problems in youth. This article includes: 1) a brief overview of weight-related problems in…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Eating Disorders, Adolescents
Emery, Merrelyn – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This book will help changemakers move toward better functioning school systems and districts using reliable, participative, and practical methods. The author describes an orderly sequence of activities from getting started to monitoring continuing evolution of that most desirable future. These activities are intertwined with simple explanations of…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Administration, School Restructuring
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