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Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
Lewis, Anders; Donovan, Bill – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to take a closer look at the states that have designed strong history standards and note what has made them exceptional so other states might do the same. They include Alabama, California, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and South Carolina. The report draws on interviews with individuals from each state who sat on…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, State Standards, Advisory Committees
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Contreras, Frances – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
Catholic educational institutions play an important role in educating Latino high achieving students. Latino students attending Catholic high schools are more likely to graduate and transition to college immediately following high school. Few studies have examined the outcomes of Latino students who attend Catholic colleges and universities and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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
Nathan, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The author outlines the many ways in which schools may partner with businesses, higher education institutions, and nonprofits to provide students with training, jobs, and enrichment that that otherwise would not receive. The author speaks from her experience as founding headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy and years of working to effectuate…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, School Business Relationship, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Papay, John P.; Murnane, Richard J.; Willett, John B. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
We report results from our long-standing research partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. We make two primary contributions. First, we illustrate the wide range of informative analyses that can be conducted using a state longitudinal data system and the advantages of examining evidence from multiple…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Data, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education
Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent high school graduates continue to make up a significant number of postsecondary enrollees, begetting a clear focus by education leaders and state policymakers on strategies that support successful student transitions from high school to college. Of the nation's 3.3 million expected high school graduates for the 2014-15 academic year, a full…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, College Bound Students, High School Graduates, State Policy
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Rowley, Roz; McCarthy, Mary; Rines, Justine Carlone – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2014
Teachers at Perkins School for the Blind have been teaching braille to students of all ages for many years. As part of this experience, the teachers at Perkins have seen many capable students of different ages struggle to learn to read and write braille. In particular, they observed students who were unable to sound out or decode words because of…
Descriptors: Braille, Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Decoding (Reading)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
The purpose of this guide is to provide information on how to use early warning data, including the Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS), to identify, diagnose, support and monitor students in grades 1-12. It offers educators an overview of EWIS and how to effectively use these data in conjunction with local data by following a…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
Meshoulam, David – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In the United States after World War II, science had come to occupy a central place in the minds of policy makers, scientists, and the public. Negotiating different views between these groups proved a difficult task and spilled into debates over the role and scope of science education. To examine this process, this dissertation traces the history…
Descriptors: Humanities, Physics, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
America's Promise Alliance, 2013
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of possible careers. Every young person deserves all of these experiences. At the moment, unfortunately, not all of the nation's children and youth do. This guide is intended to accompany the video…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Video Technology, Success
Cartin, Gregory Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to conduct a formative evaluation of the efficacy of the Team Advisory program, an in-school intervention in an urban public high school using fitness to teach study skills and social responsibility, based on the perspective of its faculty (n = 9). The first research question asks what do Boston English Advisors…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Social Responsibility, Participant Observation, Program Design
Daugherty, Jenny – National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, 2012
Engineering has gained considerable traction in many K-12 schools. However, there are several obstacles or challenges to an effective approach that leads to student learning. Questions such as where engineering best fits in the curriculum; how to include it authentically and appropriately; toward what educational end; and how best to prepare…
Descriptors: Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Elementary Secondary Education
Center for Collaborative Education, 2012
A Pilot School is a public school in the Boston Public School district with teachers who are members of the Boston Teachers Union. A Horace Mann Charter School is a public school under a Massachusetts state charter that operates within a regular school district and serves the students and families enrolled in that district. An Innovation School, a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Based Management
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Curtin, Jenny; Hurwitch, Bill; Olson, Tom – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
An early warning system is a data-based tool that helps predict which students are on the right path towards eventual graduation or other grade-appropriate goals. Through such systems, stakeholders at the school and district levels can view data from a wide range of perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of student data. This "Statewide…
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, At Risk Students
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