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Jobs for the Future, 2018
Today, young people need both cross-cutting skills and specialized knowledge to thrive in the nation's rapidly changing economy. Business leaders require skilled talent to innovate and grow. And state and local communities need a workforce ready to lead new economies and industries. These shifts are achievable when states and regions embrace a…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Edmunds, Julie A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Given the positive impacts of the small, stand-alone early college model and the desire to provide those benefits to more students, organizations have begun efforts to scale up the early college model in a variety of settings. These efforts have been supported by the federal government, particularly by the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Preparation, Models, Interviews
Lichtenberger, Eric J.; White, Bradford R.; DeAngelis, Karen J. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2015
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how data on the geography of Illinois' new teacher pipeline can be used to inform the design of policies and practices to improve the supply of academically skilled, diverse individuals into teaching in the state's public schools. This study builds on a prior IERC study which connects data for two…
Descriptors: Geography, High School Students, Beginning Teachers, Labor Market
Baber, Lorenzo; Graham, Edmund; Taylor, Jason L.; Reese, George; Bragg, Debra D.; Lang, John; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2015
In a knowledge-based economy, a postsecondary credential is vital for gainful employment and upward socioeconomic mobility. Unfortunately, the path a student takes from high school graduation to college course work is too often characterized by a troubling detour, namely, "remediation." According to Complete College America (2012), over…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Remedial Instruction, Alignment (Education)
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Methvin, Patrick; Markham, Paul N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there. If given the proper tools and supports, the great majority of these students would be able to achieve their goals in and outside of the classroom. But most of them are shuttled off to developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, Academic Support Services, Alignment (Education)
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de La Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
The transition from eighth grade to high school results in a substantial drop in course performance for many students. These declines in performance lead students to fall off-track for obtaining high school and college degrees. By using data on students' middle grade performance, high school staff can set goals for their students to help them meet…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Grade 8, Grade 9
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul; de La Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2014
Preparation for college and careers begins when students are young, yet, it can be difficult for middle grade educators to know how best to prepare these students for future success. Middle grade practitioners need to know what to pay attention to and who needs additional support. Without knowing how to identify students who are on-track for high…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Urban Schools, College Preparation, At Risk Students
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Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two successful ways to achieve this. This article is based on rich data collected over eight years from middle…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
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Mitchell, Dymaneke; Karlin, Sy; Price, Todd – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2014
This article is based on a study that assessed Teach for America (TFA) candidates' dispositions toward service-learning before and after they developed and implemented a service-learning project with their students. This article may be used to understand the significance of raising alternative certification teacher candidates' community awareness…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Service Learning, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Charest, Brian C.; Bell, Lauren D.; Gonzalez, Marialuisa; Parker, Veronica L. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2014
In this paper we tell a story about how we partnered with a Chicago high school in order to turn the school inside out by displaying larger-than-life teacher portraits and statements at street level throughout the community. This paper explores how public art and activism can help teachers and students develop notions of civic literacy and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, High Schools, School Community Relationship, Art Activities
Byndloss, D. Crystal; Reid, Chera – MDRC, 2013
Most high school reform efforts understandably focus on boosting the success of low-income students who are underachieving academically, but in every school district where students struggle, there are academically capable low-income and minority students who do graduate prepared for college. Yet each year, many of these students choose to attend…
Descriptors: High School Students, Low Income Groups, Academic Achievement, Underachievement
Carter, Jill F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Examines relationships among the levels of pre-service and inservice teacher preparation in various topic areas within environmental education (EE) and the levels of implementation of those topic areas in public high school science and social studies classrooms in Illinois. Measures teacher attitudes toward EE. Findings indicate that teachers who…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
Taylor, Jason L.; Lichtenberger, Eric J. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2013
This research brief examines the relationship between high schools' dual credit participation rate and key characteristics of high schools. The brief establishes that there are differences in students' access to dual credit based on the observed characteristics of the high schools in which they enroll. For example, it was found that relative to…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, High Schools
Sledge, Chandra – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This research study intended to discover the perceptions of 10 Illinois Generation Y novice high school principals pertaining to the effectiveness of their principal preparation programs in terms of how well it prepared them to lead in the first three years of their principalship, and what subsequent professional development they deemed necessary…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Administrator Education, Program Effectiveness, High Schools
Budiraharjo, Markus – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study was set to investigate how a cohort of ten Indonesian teachers experienced transformations in their teaching professionalism upon receiving an assignment of instructional leadership training to other school leaders. These ten teachers, who came from three different Indonesian Jesuit high schools and one archdiocese-based educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Transformative Learning, Secondary School Teachers
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