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Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
Student Service Learning (SSL) provides students the opportunity to actively participate in the community and build the skills they need to be successful students and citizens. This booklet provides information about the Maryland State Department of Education SSL graduation mandate. Completing 75 SSL hours is a requirement for high school…
Descriptors: Service Learning, High School Students, Graduation Requirements, Best Practices
Oslund, Christy – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013
The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning. This is a preparation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Students, Guides, Guidelines
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
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010
This guide is intended to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about mathematics and how to improve it. It draws together themes, features and characteristics of effective improvement in mathematics and descriptions of good practice. It offers a reference point for staff and teachers who are working together to improve…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Reflection, Mathematics Education
Moore, Laurie; Rease, David; Barker, Jane – Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), 2009
This document is one of eight reports prepared to support the development of a new learning system, a development effort that is the first step in a major initiative undertaken by the Stupski Foundation. This document synthesizes recent research and theoretical literature on effective strategies for supporting urban, underserved students'…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Minority Group Students, At Risk Students
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Thompson, Blair – Communication Education, 2008
In the past decade, the use of computer-mediated communication such as e-mail has reportedly increased the level of parental involvement and parent-teacher communication at the elementary and secondary level. However, research has not yet examined the characteristics of parent-teacher e-mail communication. Thirty parent and 30 teacher interviews…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Wartman, Katherine Lynk, Ed.; Savage, Marjorie, Ed. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2008
This monograph is divided into three main sections: theoretical grounding, student identity, and implications. The first section, theoretical grounding of parental involvement, looks at the reasons parents today are more likely to be involved in their students' lives and then reviews the literature of K-12 education and compares that information…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, College Students, Parent Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship
Petrosino, Pamela; Spiegel, Lisa – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
The goal of an elementary school is to educate all children. However, the growing number of students per school and the increased demands placed upon teachers make this more challenging every year. An involved parent is often the difference between a child who thrives in school, and one who merely goes to school. Yet, it is nearly impossible to…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Family Environment
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Margolis, Howard – Preventing School Failure, 2005
Struggling learners and their parents often are exasperated by homework. They find it difficult, frustrating, and laborious, producing resistance, slipshod work, stress at home, and conflicts between struggling learners, parents, and school personnel. The author (1) identifies several causes of struggling learners' homework difficulties, (2)…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Homework
US Department of Education, 2004
This biweekly newsletter contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. It is designed expressly for parents and families. This issue highlights guidance, recently released by the U.S. Department of Education, on parental involvement to help states, school districts, and schools ensure that parents, as their child's…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship
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Brooks, Rachel – British Educational Research Journal, 2004
Research on parental involvement in educational 'choice', as well as in educational processes more generally, has highlighted clear disparities between the close and active involvement of mothers and the more distant role of fathers. While this article does not question the broad patterns identified by such studies, it does suggest that, in some…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fathers, College Choice, Parent Participation
Ozcinar, Zehra – Online Submission, 2004
This research was done to find out the present communicative qualification of parents with students. Through the research, parents of primary school V. grade students were chosen for sampling. Data have been collected with "the scale of instructional communicative qualification of parents" that its reliability and validity study have…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Educational Attainment
Indiana Department of Education, 2004
To ensure all students have every opportunity to succeed, Indiana adopted world-class academic standards in English-language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and an assessment system to measure student progress. These standards clearly outline what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. This…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Special Education Services. – 2001
This guide to family-directed transition planning is intended to help parents and students with disabilities take leading roles in the process of transition from school to post-school activities. First, a letter to families examines the challenge of change and the transition process. Section 2 examines regulations that affect transition planning,…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. – 2000
This booklet of academic standards spells out what students should be able to do in Grade 9 English/Language Arts. The booklet gives examples to help students understand what is required to meet the standards and comes accompanied with a list of 10 things parents can do to help their child get a good education. It outlines the following seven…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, English, Grade 9
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