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Jackson, Scott C.; Skaf, Dorothy – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
EXCEL spreadsheet algorithms were developed at Villanova University to efficiently and consistently retrieve information from ASPEN® flowsheets and used for grading work in senior design. The challenge is to take a large volume of data that is in the stream and unit operations reports and quickly and consistently calculate a list of key grading…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Spreadsheets, Grading
Mann, Sharmila – Education Commission of the States, 2019
This Policy Brief provides a detailed look at 529 education savings plans -- investment accounts with tax advantages -- including a breakdown of maximum annual dollar amounts and state tax deductions allowed, state responses to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, information on legislation in 2018 that changes eligible expenses allowed under 529 plans and…
Descriptors: Investment, Taxes, Federal State Relationship, State Policy
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Hivner, Elizabeth; Hoke, Alicia; Francis, Erica; Ricci, Tiffany; Zurlo, Claire; Kraschnewski, Jennifer – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2019
Although research suggests various effective interventions to curb obesity, there remains a gap between current evidence and sustainable practice in schools and communities. School settings present a logical platform for this work, since children spend much of their time in school. This article describes the Building Healthy Schools Program, a…
Descriptors: Obesity, School Role, Partnerships in Education, Physical Activity Level
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Zaheer, Imad; Maggin, Daniel; McDaniel, Sara; McIntosh, Kent; Rodriguez, Billie Jo; Fogt, Julie B. – Behavioral Disorders, 2019
Students with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders pose an immense challenge for educators, and typical practices to address them are punitive and exclusionary, leading to poor academic and social outcomes for students. To address the complex needs of students with intensive emotional and behavioral needs, evidence-based practices and…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Practices
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Sibley, Stephanie; Sauers, Lindsay; Daltry, Rachel – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
When determining how best to help reduce the distress that exists among today's college students, it is believed that proactive, on-campus programming is a beneficial supplement to on-campus resources that are often utilized after concerns already exist. Helping students develop resiliency skills is one proactive measure that is believed to…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Guidance Centers, College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Bridger, Amy E.; Ford, Ralph M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, supports its undergraduate education experience with the transformative Open Lab Model. The Open Lab seeks to embrace the university-industry partnership as a means for economic and workforce development.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Study, School Business Relationship
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Piergiovanni, Polly R.; Goundie, David A. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
Chemical engineering is a challenging field to explain to first-year students. Food production processes are a safe and accessible way to introduce the students to basic engineering concepts. Modernist cuisine -- using scientific methods and engineering techniques to enhance classical cooking -- was used as a hook to capture the attention of…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, College Science, Food, Scientific Concepts
Pompelia, Sarah; Macdonald, Heidi – Education Commission of the States, 2019
Change swept throughout the country with the 2018 elections, bringing 20 new governors into office. Whether returning or starting their first term, governors are taking the opportunity in their State of the State addresses to highlight achievements and outline plans for the future. Every governor who has given an address has mentioned an…
Descriptors: State Officials, Educational Finance, Labor Force Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Shane, Jospeh W. – Honors in Practice, 2019
The majority of this essay describes the content, pedagogy, and assessments associated with an undergraduate, interdisciplinary honors seminar on science and religion. The seminar is structured around five major themes: (a) philosophy of science, religion, and their interactions, (b) historical and contemporary case studies, (c) the controversy…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Seminars, College Instruction
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Cook-Sather, Alison; Des-Ogugua, Crystal – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This article presents recommendations regarding how to create welcoming and productively challenging classrooms for a diversity of students. These recommendations emerged during the pilot phase of a student--faculty pedagogical partnership programme in 2007 and remain relevant in 2017. To situate the recommendations, we evoke definitions of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Diversity
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Lape, Noreen – Composition Forum, 2019
The forces of globalization and the development of English as a lingua franca have made many scholars and practitioners highlight the urgent need for foreign language literacy. The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center (MWC) at Dickinson College addresses that need by offering peer writing tutoring in eleven languages. This profile explains…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Global Approach, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning
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Marshall, Emily C.; Underwood, Anthony – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors of this article describe an empirical research project as a component of an upper-level undergraduate economics writing-in-the-discipline course, thus aiming to reduce the high fixed costs associated with designing an empirical research project assignment and encourage more undergraduate economics research. This project is central to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Student Research, Content Area Writing
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O'Brien, Christine Neylon; Powers, Richard E.; Wesner, Thomas L. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2018
This article provides information about the value of a core course in business law and why it remains essential to business education. It goes on to identify highly ranked undergraduate business programs that require one or more business law courses. Using "Business Week" and "US News and World Report" to identify top…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education, Benchmarking
Ruedel, Kristin; Nelson, Gena; Weingarten, Zach; Bailey, Tessie – National Center for Systemic Improvement at WestEd, 2018
Data-based problem solving within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) can help state education agencies and local education agencies (LEAs) improve graduation rates for students with disabilities. To facilitate problem solving within an MTSS, states and LEAs need efficient systems and processes for analyzing and integrating data across…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Graduation Rate, Problem Solving, Early Intervention
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