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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Bicer, Ali; Capraro, R. M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
The purpose of this study is to compare students' mathematics achievement growth rate in Texas science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (T-STEM) academies to students' mathematics achievement growth rate in traditional public high schools. Forty-six schools, 23 of which were T-STEM academies and 23 of which were matched non-STEM schools,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Comparative Analysis
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Wilson, Aaron T.; Grigorian, Sergey – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
College students may be seen as near-peers to high school students and high school students are often able to see themselves in the college students who are but one step ahead. This nearness in maturity and educational level may place college students in a particularly powerful position when it comes to reaching out to high school students to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Little, Michael; Fierro, Christine – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2019
Recent research has demonstrated that elementary school leaders, under pressure to meet benchmarks set by state and federal governments, have begun "staffing to the test," moving to tested grades and subjects teachers whose previous students made substantive learning gains. This is particularly true in lower-performing schools or schools…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Selection, Teacher Evaluation
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Jackson, Julie K.; Huerta, Margarita; Garza, Tiberio; Narvaez, Rose – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
This study addressed the pressing need to help adolescent English learning and economically disadvantaged student populations succeed in science and close achievement gaps. It reports the results of a two-year professional development initiative implemented at a high-poverty suburban high school in South Texas. We examined how the combination of…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Students, At Risk Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Calzada, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2019
How can relationship building and demonstrating impact on learning be done? As professionals, school librarians must seek out opportunities to lead or work with others in the area of programming. Much can be done in the library space but when the programs occur outside the school library, a librarian's willingness to be adaptable is leveraged and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, High Schools
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Pre-college advising programs exist in most disadvantaged high schools throughout the United States. These programs supplement traditional advising by high school guidance counselors and attempt to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students overcome the complexities of the postsecondary admission and financial aid processes. Existing…
Descriptors: School Counseling, School Guidance, High School Students, At Risk Students
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Duncheon, Julia C.; Muñoz, Jair – American Journal of Education, 2019
As educational stakeholders endeavor to prepare more students for postsecondary success, the construct of college readiness has gained national attention. Scholarly perspectives vary regarding what constitutes readiness, but even less is known about the perceptions of secondary educators tasked with preparing college-ready students. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Readiness, High School Teachers, College Bound Students
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Curtis, Mary D. – Journal of Geography, 2019
Preparing learners for the future requires twenty-first-century teaching that integrates professional tools in the classroom. Geospatial technologies (GST), which represent geographical professional technologies, lack robust integration in high school geography. Researchers continue to ask why educators teach about rather than with GST.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Though 80 percent of the 1.1 million community college students who enroll each year intend to transfer and earn a bachelor's degree, only about 14 percent of them end up getting a bachelor's degree within six years, according to a 2016 report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College. Across the nation,…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn; Sullivan, Kate – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines Algebra II completion and failure rates for students entering Texas public high schools from 2007/08 through 2014/15. This period spans the time when Texas students, beginning with the 2007/08 grade 9 cohort, were required to take four courses each in English, math (including Algebra II), science, and social studies (called the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Algebra, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Failure
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Stoker, Ginger; Mellor, Lynn – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2018
This study examines the impact of providing parents with an informational brochure about the role of algebra II in college access on students' grade 11 algebra II completion rates in Texas. One hundred nine schools, covering all 20 Educational Service Center regions in Texas, participated in the study. Parents in the 54 treatment schools were…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Parents, Algebra, Access to Education
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