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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Pas, Elise T.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom – School Psychology Review, 2015
There is growing interest in the use of a multi-tiered system of supports framework to address issues related to school climate and bullying. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is one such model that has received considerable attention; however, nearly all of the extant literature has focused on elementary and middle schools,…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, High Schools, Bullying, Statistical Analysis
Cowan, Matthew – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this action research project was to investigate students' social preferences and pro-social interactions in a multiage, high school classroom in order to better understand how to group students to maximize learning and collaboration. According to many educational experts and previous inquiries, mixed-age learning groups introduce…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Mixed Age Grouping, High Schools, High School Students
Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth; Wilson, Heather M. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
This report presents parent feedback from a study that focused on experiences at Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meetings and also explored parent satisfaction with delivery of special education services. The study included all parents of Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) students who had educational disabilities, were…
Descriptors: Counties, Public Schools, Parent Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Salvador, Karen; Allegood, Kristen – Arts Education Policy Review, 2014
This quantitative study examined access to school music instruction with regard to race in two urban areas: Detroit, Michigan, and Washington, DC, in 2009-2010. We found significant differences in the provision of music instruction between schools with high and low proportions of nonwhite enrollment, in categories including curricular offerings,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Access to Education, Urban Areas, Statistical Analysis
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Debnam, Katrina J.; Johnson, Sarah Lindstrom – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: School climate has been linked to multiple student behavioral, academic, health, and social-emotional outcomes. The US Department of Education (USDOE) developed a 3-factor model of school climate comprised of safety, engagement, and environment. This article examines the factor structure and measurement invariance of the USDOE model.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, High Schools, School Safety, Learner Engagement
Durham, Rachel E.; Olson, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2013
Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) has made great strides in its effort to lower the number of high school dropouts and to encourage prior dropouts to return and graduate by providing a broad set of options for students with a diverse set of needs and academic histories. At the same time, City Schools has initiated an effort to foster a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Dropout Prevention, Graduation Rate