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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Pas, Elise T.; Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Musci, Rashelle; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Grantee Submission, 2019
The three-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework promotes the development of systems and data analysis to guide the selection and implementation of evidence-based practices across multiple tiers. The current study examined the effects of universal (tier 1) or school-wide PBIS (SW-PBIS) in one state's scale-up of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Lakes, Kimberley; Nguyen, Helena May; Jones, Marissa; Schuck, Sabrina E. B. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe a school-based universal intervention (the Tilly's Life Center "I Am Me" program) to promote emotional competence and social-emotional skills in adolescents. We present results of a mixed-methods program evaluation conducted in public schools in Southern California. In Study 1, sixteen students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Adolescents, Student Attitudes
Bridwell-Mitchell, Ebony N. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Education policy makers often encourage public schools to form partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and higher education institutions. In theory, such partnerships can help struggling schools gain resources that they are unable to acquire through local, state, and federal funding mechanisms. However, as Ebony Bridwell-Mitchell…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Social Bias, Equal Education, Disadvantaged Schools
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Morales-Doyle, Daniel; Gutstein, Eric – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This article analyzes the role of STEM initiatives designed by city and corporate elites in a large urban district and outlines an alternative, grassroots vision for (STEM) education and city schools. Within a neoliberal context of gentrification, displacement, disinvestment, and privatization, STEM schools have become strategic components of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, STEM Education, Social Systems, Urban Schools
Farley, Chelsea – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
In 2008, a diverse group of New York City leaders--including representatives from the NYC Department of Education, the teacher and administrator unions, the philanthropic and business communities, and New York University--came together to establish the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Since that time, the Research Alliance has worked…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Educational Research, Evidence
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Dreilinger, Danielle – Education Next, 2019
The name of the study said it all: "Sleepmore in Seattle: Later School Start times Are Associated with More Sleep and Better Performance in High School Students." In 2016-17, Seattle Public Schools pushed back high-school start times by 55 minutes, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. And just like that, students slept an average of 34 more…
Descriptors: School Schedules, High Schools, School Districts, Public Schools
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Klein, Joseph; Ninio, Racheli – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The literature indicates that sudden key experiences induce emotional and cognitive reactions strong enough to change perceptions and behavior over time. The purpose of this paper is to examine the question whether school principals undergo key experiences and whether these experiences are related to improvements in their work patterns…
Descriptors: Principals, High Schools, Public Schools, Administrative Change
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Özaslan, Gökhan – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the various ways in which a group of principals conceptualize the power basis of teachers within teacher-principal interactions. Design/methodology/approach: The present study takes power as a potential to influence people as it was conceptualized in the taxonomy developed by French and Raven…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Ganon-Shilon, Sherry; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
In the face of the dynamic tension between internal goals and external reform demands, school principals' role has become increasingly more complex and their sense-making more crucial. Yet, research has paid little attention to the significant role principals perform as sense makers in local reform implementation processes. This study explores…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Role, Educational Change
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Yildiz, Mustafa; Kanik Uysal, Pinar; Bilge, Huzeyfe; Patricia Wolters, Alissa; Saka, Yavuz; Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy – Reading Psychology, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the relation between students' oral reading efficacy, reading comprehension, and academic performance on a nationwide high school placement exam (TEOG). The students were selected from a public middle school. The students' oral reading efficacy, comprehension, and TEOG achievement scores were obtained to figure…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, High Stakes Tests
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Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Giersch, Jason; Stearns, Elizabeth; Moller, Stephanie – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
We analyze longitudinal data from students who spent their academic careers in North Carolina (NC) public secondary schools and attended NC public universities to investigate the importance of high school racial composition and opportunities to learn in secondary school for choosing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education, Public Schools, Public Colleges
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
Kessler, Julie; Wentworth, Laura; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Is there a better education model for English learners (ELs) in the United States? The Internationals Network for Public Schools (the Network) now supports 21 schools and six academies in seven states as well as Washington, D.C. They are open only to immigrants who have been living in the United States for less than four years and who score in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Swain-Bradway, Jessica; Freeman, Jen; Kittelman, Angus; Nese, Rhonda – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2018
School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) is an evidence-based, multi-tiered framework designed to support all students across all school settings. The implementation of SW-PBIS is associated with improved student outcomes across elementary, middle, and high schools. For high schools especially, the implementation of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Incidence, Fidelity, Program Implementation
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