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US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
Howell, Leanne L., Ed.; Lewis, Chance W., Ed.; Carter, Norvella, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Yes We Can: Improving Urban Schools through Innovative Educational Reform is a empirically-based book on urban education reform to not only proclaim that hope is alive for urban schools, but to also produce a body of literature that examines current practices and then offer practical implications for all involved in this arduous task. This book is…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Test Results
Wurdinger, Scott D. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2011
This book should be read by anyone concerned about the future of education in the United States. It was written for students, parents, educators, administrators, and policy makers because it will require effort from all these individuals to create meaningful change in the education system. This book discusses why the education system needs to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods, Public Schools
Maryland State Department of Education, 2008
This document was developed to provide action steps that can be taken by teachers, parents, administrators, and students themselves to develop the personal, cognitive, and social dimensions of students. These advocates are identified in "The Holistic Learner Framework: A Culturally Responsive Approach to Accelerating the Achievement of Low…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Student Improvement
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2005
The "comprehensive" high schools that now educate almost all young people in Colorado and elsewhere in the United States were designed in a different era for a different economy. American comprehensive high schools were intended to provide a basic education in reading, writing, and arithmetic, preparing most students for work and some…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Choice, Teaching Methods, African Americans
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for National Origin, Race and Sex Equity. – 1988
This handbook focuses on parent, student, and staff responsibilities as they relate to the achievement of an excellent and equitable education for all students. Equity should be a major concern of all schools as an approach to teaching that extends through the grades. Responsibilities are listed for school staff members (administrators and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged