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Watkins, Paul J.; Stevens, David W. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2013
Throughout the decades of educational reform cycles, the value of homework has proven either meaningful or meaningless depending on the reforming framework. Questions about homework as simply busy work or knowledge work, mere content distraction or content extension, ambivalence toward importance, or discipline of character all cloud any…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Homework, Rural Schools, High Schools
Watkins, Aaron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the effect of electronic communication has on parent's involvement with their high school child's education. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) specifically requires that schools find ways to increase parental involvement; this requirement stemmed from evidence that involvement tends to decline as the students…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, High Schools
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Erwin, Susan; Winn, Pam; Erwin, John – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2011
Because of the importance of developing highly skilled school leaders, statewide assessments of 784 Texas public school administrators were compared in a causal-comparison study to determine how leadership skills varied by type of campus (urban, suburban and rural) and by campus student achievement ratings. Data were collected from a 2006-2008…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
Gopalsingh, Bhagyalakshmi – Online Submission, 2010
Low high school graduation rates continue to be a challenge in American public education. The pressure to meet the demands of adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 has led to an achievement gap in student performance between science and other core subjects, namely English, math, and social studies, on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement