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Murrah-Hanson, Laurie; Kelley, Brittani; Cantwell, Jennifer; Cheney, Jeremy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Georgia 4-H has been partnering with public schools for over 100 years to provide youth development programming for elementary, middle, and high schools. In 2013, a new state accountability system required the addition of career exploration lessons in elementary schools. Georgia 4-H staff and faculty developed a career curriculum taught by county…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, School Community Programs, Public Schools
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Wendt, Jillian L.; Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda; Cordes, Megan – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors of this exploratory study examine the influence of the Georgia science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) model; gender; race; and other achievement on elementary students' science outcomes in Title I schools. Results of the study demonstrate that a positive relationship exists between students participating in a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Baker, Austin T.; Cuevas, Josh – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
This study examined whether students were reaching automaticity with single digit multiplication facts. A fourteen question interview was used to collect data. The first three questions asked the student basic information about themselves and their current math teacher. The next seven questions were math facts. The math facts chosen for the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 3
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Proudfoot, David E.; Green, Michael; Otter, Jan W.; Cook, David L. – Georgia Educational Researcher, 2018
The increase in demand for college and career ready students has driven the need for education reform to ensure K-12 schools can support student learning across all content areas and grade levels. A STEM Certification process was established by the Georgia Department of Education as part of an effort to reform public school STEM education.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Certification, Elementary Schools, Problem Based Learning
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Garber, Michael D.; Stanhope, Kaitlyn K.; Shah, Monica P.; Cheung, Patricia; Gazmararian, Julie A. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Academic achievement is influenced by factors at the student, school, and community levels. We estimated the effect of cardiorespiratory fitness performance on academic performance at the school level in Georgia elementary schools and examined effect modification by sociodemographic factors. METHODS: This study is a repeat…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5