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Troy, Talbot; Bulgakov-Cooke, Dina – Wake County Public School System, 2013
In 2010-11, Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and SMART Technologies began a two-year collaboration to promote the use of formative assessment in mathematics classrooms at three Wake County public schools: Millbrook Elementary, East Millbrook Middle, and Millbrook High school. The…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Technology Uses in Education, Formative Evaluation
Jackl, Andrew – Wake County Public School System, 2013
Within Professional Learning Teams, or PLTs, teachers actively collaborate, share expertise, improve their skills, examine and use various forms of data, and learn from each other--all for the purpose of improved student learning. Over the years the concept of PLTs has become increasingly familiar to Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Public Schools, Surveys
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Albright, Abby; Michael, Kurt; Massey, Cameron; Sale, Rafaella; Kirk, Alex; Egan, Theresa – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2013
School mental health (SMH) programmes serve as a necessary niche within rural communities and aim to bring accessible care to youth who may otherwise go without mental health services. The following study evaluated the impact of mental health treatment provided by the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center, an SMH health initiative…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Mental Health Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Evaluation
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Kosiczky, Bonnie; Mullen, Carol A. – Journal of School Public Relations, 2013
How can public schools improve public relations strategies, particularly in communications between teachers and students? The purposes of this study were to investigate teacher leaders' perceptions of the use of humor in the high school classroom and discover how humor might bridge instruction to student learning and strengthen teacher-student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Public Relations, Teacher Student Relationship
Stuart, Reginald – CURRENTS, 2012
When the U.S. Census Bureau began releasing population reports from the 2010 count, the findings reaffirmed demographers' projections about the nation's rapidly changing racial, ethnic, and economic makeup. African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American populations grew about 30 percent since 2000 and will account for a majority of the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Donors, Alumni
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Clauset, Karl H.; Murphy, Carlene U. – Journal of Staff Development, 2012
Through learning communities, schools can change to strengthen educator practice and improve student learning outcomes. So can districts. For 20 years, the authors have helped states, districts, and schools in the United States and Canada implement Whole-Faculty Study Groups, a design for learning communities. During the 2010-11 school year, they…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Basham, Misty Dawn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In 2007, Mooresville Graded School District developed a strategic plan to infuse twenty-first-century learning skills into the schools by providing staff and students in grades four through twelve with a laptop computer. In late fall of 2007, Mooresville High School deployed laptops to all certified staff and to the entire student body in the…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, High Schools, High School Students
Fine, Bethann Buzitsky – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The education culture that revolves around high stakes testing has taken its toll on North Carolina schools. North Carolina high schools that have been identified as consistently low performing based on state and national measures have been inundated with curriculum reform, research and assessment teams, and professional development requirements.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Needs, Low Achievement
Howard, Rex Ivan – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As student accountability models have become the norm in the United States, first in individual states such as North Carolina and then throughout the nation with No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the implementation of inclusion as a curriculum delivery model for students with disabilities has been explored. The purpose of this study was to examine how…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, National Standards, Inclusion
Hilburn, Jeremy Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative study examines Civics teachers' perceptions of working with immigrant students in a new gateway state. By analyzing collective case studies of six teachers in central North Carolina, from different types of schools and with different professional backgrounds, this study is positioned to make recommendations for social studies…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Civics
Lighthall, Christina – Educational Facility Planner, 2012
The greatest capital expenditure a school system can make is a high school. What can be done to accommodate students and programs when funding is scarce, high schools are crowded, and more students are expected? The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Raleigh, North Carolina, first addressed this issue when enrollment growth more than…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, High Schools, Public Schools, Crowding
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2012
Policymakers and education leaders in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states have been working since 2002 to meet all 12 "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education. At the same time, SREB states have had to struggle with the toughest economic challenges in decades. Even so, SREB states have succeeded in achieving many of the goals…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Public Schools, Poverty
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Edmunds, Julie A.; Willse, John; Arshavsky, Nina; Dallas, Andrew – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background: Early college high schools, small schools that blur the line between high school and college, have been obtaining very strong results. This paper uses the frame of student engagement to posit an explanation for the success of these schools. Purpose: This paper examines the impact of early college high schools on indicators and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
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Corn, Jenifer O.; Tagsold, Jennifer T.; Patel, Ruchi K. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2011
A research team conducted an evaluation of a laptop initiative in 18 North Carolina high schools through administrator, teacher, and student focus groups; teacher and student surveys; and classroom observations. The study aimed to provide information about the value of the laptop initiative in enhancing student learning. In addition, it intended…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, High Schools, High School Students
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