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American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2012
How can teachers utilize video games in the classroom, harnessing a technology that is gaining "market share" in the lives of our students? This article will provide classroom teachers with a research-based rationale for using video games along with a viable, classroom-tested lesson to teach social studies content using a widely…
Descriptors: World History, Video Games, History Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Van Name, Barry – Tech Directions, 2012
There is a battlefield where no quarter is given, no mercy shown, but not a single drop of blood is spilled. It is an arena that witnesses the bringing together of high-tech design and manufacture with the outpouring of brute force, under the remotely accessed command of some of today's brightest students. This is the world of battling robots, or…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering, Computer Assisted Design, High School Students
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Obama Sets Timeline for NCLB Revamp: President Calls on Congress to Send Him an Education Reform Bill "Before…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2011
While policymakers and researchers alike have focused on improving students' transition into high school, a new study of Florida schools suggests the critical transition problem may happen years before, when students enter middle school. The study, part of the Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series at Harvard University,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Language Arts, Grade 8, Grade 6
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Saitta, E. K. H.; Bowdon, M. A.; Geiger, C. L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Technology was integrated into service-learning activities to create an interactive teaching method for undergraduate students at a large research institution. Chemistry students at the University of Central Florida partnered with high school students at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in interactive service learning projects. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities, Kinetics, Service Learning
Buddy, Juanita Warren – School Library Monthly, 2011
The problems facing males and reading continues to be a topic of concern and discussion in communities across the country. The author has interviewed school librarians and teachers, however, who are coordinating programs that are successfully connecting male students and reading. This article includes summaries of those interviews. The author has…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Librarians, Males, Reading Difficulties
Data for Action, 2011
Nearly every high-priority item in national, federal, state, and local discussions about education--and policy proposals across the political spectrum--requires high-quality longitudinal data to inform its design, implementation, and evaluation. This factsheet shares Data Quality Campaign's (DQC's) analysis of what "Data for Action 2011:…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Alignment (Education), Labor Force Development, Educational Improvement
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2011
Over the past two decades or so, a majority of states have implemented policies that link teenagers' driver's licenses to school attendance, academic performance, or behavior, but those requirements are not backed by solid research evidence. Experts trace the start of the trend to 1988, when West Virginia enacted a law linking driving privileges…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Adolescents, Attendance, Academic Achievement
Data Quality Campaign, 2010
Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia are building statewide longitudinal data systems, the next step is to ensure that the information in these systems is used to improve student learning. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has identified 10 actions that states can take to ensure that the right data are available and accessible and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Feedback (Response), High School Graduates, Graduation Rate
Zaslaw, Jay – Principal Leadership, 2010
Over the past decade, many schools have adopted zero-tolerance policies as a means to curtail negative student behavior. Such policies persist although "there is as yet little evidence that the strategies typically associated with zero tolerance contribute to improved student behavior or overall school safety." School suspension and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Conflict Resolution, Discipline Policy, Juvenile Justice
Education Week, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation this month promoting the growth of virtual schools. The new law requires the state to develop policies for approving and monitoring a wide array of private and nonprofit online education providers. The legislative action in Virginia is the most recent major policy move by a state to expand the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Online Courses
Darrow, Rob – School Administrator, 2010
A few school administrators in Clovis, California, began a quest to introduce online high school courses in their school district, believing it might cost less to teach classes online than it would to teach students face to face in a classroom. They figured instead of having one teacher fielding a load of 150 students per course, an online course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, School Districts, High Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction