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Blanco, Megan – State Education Standard, 2019
A number of states have taken steps toward promoting student wellness, with many of their state boards of education in the middle of the action. This article contains some examples of states leading on student wellness by addressing physical fitness, social and emotional learning (SEL), and mental health supports. The Every Student Succeeds Act…
Descriptors: Wellness, Child Health, Physical Fitness, Social Development
Butcher, Jonathan; Menon, Vijay – Heritage Foundation, 2019
The National School Lunch Program's (NSLP) original goal was to help students in need, but policy changes in the past decade have made students from middle-income and upper-income families eligible for federally funded school meals. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an expansion of the NSLP enacted in 2010, effectively created a federal…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Student Needs, Low Income Students, Educational Policy
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Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S.; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Lesser, Lawrence M.; Sorto, M. Alejandra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Recently adopted state standards for middle grades and high school mathematics content have an increased emphasis on statistical topics. With this change, teacher education programs may need to adapt how they prepare preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) to teach statistics and require measures related to statistics teaching to assess…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Scores, Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers
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Krist, Christina; Schwarz, Christina V.; Reiser, Brian J. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Mechanistic reasoning, or reasoning systematically through underlying factors and relationships that give rise to phenomena, is a powerful thinking strategy that allows one to explain and make predictions about phenomena. This article synthesizes and builds on existing frameworks to identify essential characteristics of students' mechanistic…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Heuristics, Epistemology, Middle School Students
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Molefe, Ayrin; Burke, Matthew R.; Collins, Nancy; Sparks, Dinah; Hoyer, Kathleen – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Prior research shows that rural students' education expectations and aspirations, as well as their postsecondary enrollment and persistence rates, tend to be lower than those of nonrural students. However, much of that prior research may not apply to today's students because it uses old data or focuses on individual states or purposive samples.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Expectation
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Molefe, Ayrin; Proger, Amy; Burke, Matthew R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
This study examined rural-nonrural differences in postsecondary educational expectations and the attainment of expectations for grade 10 students attending rural and nonrural high schools in the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest region and how these differences compare with rural-nonrural differences in the rest of the nation. For…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Expectation, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
"Prentice Hall/Pearson Literature©" (2007-15) is an English language arts curriculum designed for students in grades 6-12 that focuses on building reading, vocabulary, literary analysis, and writing skills. It uses passages from fiction and nonfiction texts, poetry, and contemporary digital media. The curriculum is based on a textbook.…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Language Arts, Literacy, Educational Research
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2015
Making robust and reliable information about schools accessible is one of the most powerful ways to foster engagement and promote informed decisions that will shape our communities. Though education data is frequently collected and aggregated at the state level, data is rarely synthesized across cities. This report provides comparable information…
Descriptors: School Districts, Geographic Location, Public Officials, City Government
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
Webb, Michael – Jobs For the Future, 2014
Early college schools are succeeding at our nation's most daunting educational challenge--propelling students from underserved backgrounds to graduate high school and earn postsecondary degrees. These schools combine high school and college in rigorous, yet supportive environments that embrace acceleration over remediation. Their "college for…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Bass, Lisa R. – Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The author discusses the boarding school model as a schooling alternative to improve life chances for disadvantaged youth, particularly African American youth, by positively meeting their social and educational needs. Bourdieu, Coleman, and other social scientists purported that these needs can be better met by exposing students to social and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Boarding Schools, Social Capital, Cultural Capital
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
The Nation's Report Card™ informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time. NAEP collects and…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests
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Lombardi, Allison R.; Conley, David T.; Seburn, Mary A.; Downs, Andrew M. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
In this study, the authors examined the psychometric properties of the key cognitive strategies (KCS) within the CollegeCareerReady[TM] School Diagnostic, a self-report measure of critical thinking skills intended for high school students. Using a cross-validation approach, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted with a randomly selected…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Thinking Skills, Accuracy, Validity
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Jones, Jeffrey N.; Bench, Joshua H.; Warnaar, Bethany L.; Stroup, John T. – Afterschool Matters, 2013
Educators, policymakers, and other concerned adults share an interest in promoting lifelong patterns of community service in youth. Practitioners and researchers alike highlight the importance of youth participation in afterschool service activities so the author's focus in this paper is on youth involved in PeaceJam, an innovative…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Youth Programs, Service Learning, Social Action
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